Dream CountryBook - 2018
2008, Minneapolis: Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia: Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827: The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980: Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis: A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- Adapted from jacket.
From Library Staff
An engaging and thought-provoking window into the African immigrant experience, the complexity of Liberian and American history, and also a well-written book accessible for younger readers. Part of the book is set in Minnesota and gives the reader some insights about our immigrant community. — Ia... Read More »
HCL_featured Jun 04, 2020
Fiction for teens. Also available as an eBook and downloadable audiobook.