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The dragons, the giant, the women: a memoir

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display_description"When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and studying in faraway New York. Before she gets the reunion her father promised her, war breaks out in Liberia. The family is forced to flee their home on foot, walking and hiding for three weeks until they arrive in the village of Lai. Finally, a rebel soldier smuggles them across the border to Sierra Leone, reuniting the family and setting them off on yet another journey, this time to the United States. Spanning this harrowing journey in Moore's early childhood, her years adjusting to life in Texas as a black woman and an immigrant, and her eventual return to Liberia, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women is a deeply moving story of the search for home in the midst of upheaval. Moore has a novelist's eye for suspense and emotional depth, and this unforgettable memoir is full of imaginative, lyrical flights and lush prose. In capturing both the hazy magic and the stark realities of what is becoming an increasingly pervasive experience, Moore shines a light on the great political and personal forces that continue to affect many migrants around the world, and calls us all to acknowledge the tenacious power of love and family."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography
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Autobiographies
Families -- Liberia -- Biography
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography
Liberia -- History -- Civil War, 1989-1996 -- Refugees
Liberian Americans -- Biography
Moore, Wayétu
Moore, Wayétu -- Childhood and youth
Refugees -- Liberia -- History -- Biography
title_displayThe dragons, the giant, the women : a memoir
title_fullThe Dragons, the Giant, the Women A Memoir
The dragons, the giant, the women : a memoir / Wayétu Moore
title_shortThe dragons, the giant, the women
title_suba memoir
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Authors
Biography & Autobiography
Childhood and youth
Families
History
Immigrants
Liberian Americans
Moore, Wayétu
Nonfiction
Refugees