The dragons, the giant, the women: a memoir
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Published:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2020].
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Book
Physical Desc:
251 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781644450314, 1644450313, 9781644450314

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"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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APA Citation (style guide)

Moore, W. (2020). The dragons, the giant, the women: a memoir. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moore, Wayétu. 2020. The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moore, Wayétu, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2020.

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Moore, Wayétu. The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2020. Print.

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