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To reform school the story shifts Like Kollie readers travel back to Liberia but also back in time to the early twentieth century and the point of view of Togar Somah an eighteen year old indigenous Liberian 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 When Togar's section draws to a shocking close the novel jumps again back to America in 1827 to the children of Yasmine Wright who leave a Virginia plantation w. Great for a different perspective of the African experience in America it does explore a little know side of history the col

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Dream Country

The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African and American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom The novel begins in suburban Minneapolis at the moment when seventeen year old Kollie Flomo begins to crack under the strain of his life as a Liberian refugee He's exhausted by being 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 When his frustration finally spills into violence and his parents send him back to Monrovia. DNF 23% I really wanted to like this book because it s an important book it revolves around fictionalized stories that ex

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Ith their mother for Liberia where they're promised freedom and a chance at self determination by the American Colonization Society The Wrights begin their section by fleeing the whip and by its close they are then ones who wield it With each new section the novel uncovers fresh hope and resonating heartbreak all based on historical factIn Dream Country Shannon Gibney spins a riveting tale of the nightmarish spiral of death and exile connecting America and Africa and of how one determined young dreamer tries to break free and gain control of her destiny. This is an incredible story of a family impacted by the African diaspora The book is told in a non linear fashion as seen th


9 thoughts on “Dream Country

  1. says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestI've said many times in my reviews that the YA genre needs to start taking risks For about a decade YA has been snowballing towards safe and stale Young adults are young adults and I personally think as a reader and a writer that we need to stop acting like teens and adults in their early twenties need to be protected from difficult subjects or explicit content as 1 they're going

  2. says:

    This was so hard to read but also so important I think my critiues are just that I wanted time with the characters but that also would

  3. says:

    DNF 23% I really wanted to like this book because it’s an important book it revolves around fictionalized stories that existed and deserve to be told I feel terrible for not being able to finish it for not sticking through the stories to experience the book as a whole as a Book as important as this deserves But I just couldn’t sit through reading this Part of the reason was the language in which the characters spea

  4. says:

    Great for a different perspective of the African experience in America it does explore a little know side of history the colonization of Liberia by Freed African American who left the USA in search of their ances

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    “You all think you hate one another precisely because we don’t about this stuff” She sighed “You done realize it yet but that is the real tragedy Not a name somebody got called”Dream Country is a beautiful journey of one family woven throughout a tapestry of generations struggling with what freedom means to each of them Told throu

  6. says:

    35 stars During the first few chapters of this book I did not think I would like it at all I totally believe that racism still exists in our schools but the stories of the modern day Minneapolis school seemed a bit unrealistic to me The thing that really tripped me up was the use of Brooklyn Center High School Why not use

  7. says:

    This is an incredible story of a family impacted by the African diaspora The book is told in a non linear fashion as seen through the eyes of

  8. says:

    This book will be our One Read in the fall and there is so much to discuss Racism slavery white supremacy the immigrant experience families generational repercussions and on and onAnd I am also excited our students will learn about the history of Liberia I feel so stupid that I knew nothing about how ex slaves from America horribly treated indigenous populations in Liberia and transformed that country Are we al

  9. says:

    Shannon Gibney’s second novel is flat out amazing It is raw and revealing and captivated me on every level