Dream country
Dream country

Gibney, Shannon author.


Physical Description
335 pages ; 22 cm.

General Note
Includes reading group guide.

Subject Term
Families -- Liberia -- Fiction.
Families -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Liberian Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Americans -- Liberia -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Liberia -- History -- To 1847 -- Fiction.
Liberia -- History -- 1847-1944 -- Fiction.
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

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.--

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