The Dragons The Giant The Women

  
In this beautiful memoir of dislocation, a young girl flees war-torn Liberia with her family to America. Moore (She Would Be King) begins with herself as a five-year-old living with her sisters, grandparents, and father in Monrovia. When the 1990 civil war erupts with terrifying massacres by rebels overthrowing president Samuel Doe (who Moore imagines as “the Hawa Undu dragon, the monster in my dreams, the sum of stories I was too young to hear”), the family heads for Sierra Leone, hoping to get to America. Moore describes this desperate trek in the lyrical voice of her younger self, a dreamy girl who filters the danger through a folktale lens. The middle section tracks her childhood after her family resettles in Texas, then her trauma-plagued young adulthood in Brooklyn (“nightmares were old friends”), and racially fraught romances (“I never feared my blackness, until the men,” referring to the black men she first dated in college). The book’s final section holds a mirror to the first, describing in her mother’s voice her mother’s journey from New York back to Africa to rescue her lost family. Building to a thrumming crescendo, the pages almost fly past. Readers will be both enraptured and heartbroken by Moore’s intimate yet epic story of love for family and home. (June)
Reviewed on : 04/17/2020
Release date: 06/02/2020
Genre: Nonfiction

The Dragons The Giant The Women Review

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women is a beautifully written, complex look at Wayetu Moore's own story as well as the story of her family and one of many stories of Liberian refugees in the 1990s. Not only does Moore share the story of her family's journey out of Monrovia, she shows us snapshots of her self beyond her origins in Liberia from her. 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 Womenis a deeply moving story of the search for home in the midst of upheaval. Download The Dragons, the Giant, the Women By: Way.tu Moore Audiobook for Free - Download Movies, TV Shows, Series, Ebooks, Games, Music, Tutorial, Software,. 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,.

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