Dream Country

Dream Country

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  • Author: Shannon Gibney
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735231699
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 368

The heartbreaking story of five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom. "Gut wrenching and incredible.”— Sabaa Tahir #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes "This novel is a remarkable achievement."—Kelly Barnhill, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery medalist "Beautifully epic."—Ibi Zoboi, author American Street and National Book Award finalist Dream Country 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 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 with 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 the ones who wield it. With each new section, the novel uncovers fresh hope and resonating heartbreak, all based on historical fact. In 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.


Dream Country

Dream Country

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  • Author: Ashaye Brown
  • Publisher: Onwe
  • ISBN: 1916042996
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :

A sibling rivalry to fuel your worst nightmares. The dysfunctional triplet gods of Sleep, Dreams and Nightmares are kept separate by the deadly Gates of Horn and Ivory. Only one fact keeps them tightly bound: each of them is a suspect in their mother’s murder. Their knife-edge feud worsens when a mortal enters the world with astounding abilities that threaten to change the game for them all. In this thrilling young adult fantasy, Ashaye Brown brings to life a visionary world infused with Kenyan, Brazilian, Caribbean, and Grecian cultural references. A story like no other with stakes as high as they come.


Dream Country

Dream Country

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  • Author: Luanne Rice
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553901117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 544

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A moving story of love and reunion . . . an absolute joy to read . . . I finally put Dream Country down at 2 a.m. and almost called in sick the next day to finish it.”—Denver Post It was just an argument, one of hundreds Daisy Tucker must have had with her teenage daughter, Sage, over the years. But this one had ended differently, with Sage gone from their Connecticut home the next morning, leaving behind only a brief note: “I have to go.” Daisy tried not to overreact, tried to remind herself this was different from what had happened thirteen years earlier to Sage’s twin brother, Jake. This was different from a three-year-old boy disappearing in the canyons of Wyoming, never to be found. Sage was sixteen and resourceful. She would be found. Years ago Daisy had traveled to Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains in search of inspiration for her art and had found a man with the wilderness inside him. James Tucker was a rancher, bound to the wild land he loved, and together he and Daisy created a small paradise for their family—until the day their little boy vanished without a trace. Now, as their daughter makes a dangerous cross-country pilgrimage to the father she longs for, Daisy will return to the place that took everything she had. . . . Filled with a wild and unpredictable beauty, Dream Country is a novel you’ll never want to end—even as you can’t wait to finish it.


Dream Nation

Dream Nation

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  • Author: María Acosta Cruz
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813571294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 222

Over the past fifty years, Puerto Rican voters have roundly rejected any calls for national independence. Yet the rhetoric and iconography of independence have been defining features of Puerto Rican literature and culture. In the provocative new book Dream Nation, María Acosta Cruz investigates the roots and effects of this profound disconnect between cultural fantasy and political reality. Bringing together texts from Puerto Rican literature, history, and popular culture, Dream Nation shows how imaginings of national independence have served many competing purposes. They have given authority to the island’s literary and artistic establishment but have also been a badge of countercultural cool. These ideas have been fueled both by nostalgia for an imagined past and by yearning for a better future. They have fostered local communities on the island, and still helped define Puerto Rican identity within U.S. Latino culture. In clear, accessible prose, Acosta Cruz takes us on a journey from the 1898 annexation of Puerto Rico to the elections of 2012, stopping at many cultural touchstones along the way, from the canonical literature of the Generación del 30 to the rap music of Tego Calderón. Dream Nation thus serves both as a testament to how stories, symbols, and heroes of independence have inspired the Puerto Rican imagination and as an urgent warning about how this culture has become detached from the everyday concerns of the island’s people. A volume in the American Literature Initiatives series


Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics

Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics

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  • Author: Michael J. Thompson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137381604
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 281

Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics is a challenge to contemporary radical politics and political thought. This collection of essays critiques the dominant trends and figures on the left that have distorted the legacy of progressive politics, arguing that they have moved politics away from issues of class and economic power toward a preoccupation with culture and identity. The contributors discuss this new radicalism from the perspective of a more rational form of leftism capable of reviving interest in a more politically relevant form of politics.


The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy

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  • Author: Dale Kramer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521566926
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 231

Twelve commissioned essays provide an essential introduction to Thomas Hardy.


Dingo Makes Us Human

Dingo Makes Us Human

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  • Author: Deborah Bird Rose
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521794848
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 249

This ethnography explores the culture of the Yarralin people in the Northern Territory.


Belonging

Belonging

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  • Author: Peter Read
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521774093
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 248

This book, published in 2000, explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land.


Our Gal Someday: A Scalar Signature Western

Our Gal Someday: A Scalar Signature Western

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  • Author: Frank Juszczyk
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557648041
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :


Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

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  • Author: Anne Alexander
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780389207122
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 190

In this book, Anne Alexander examines the grounds for considering the 'dream-country' approach to Hardy's fiction. She shows how the 'dream-country' environment may suggest the awakening of unconscious thoughts and feelings and how Hardy uses this to suggest the extent to which these unconscious thoughts and feelings affect the behavior of individual characters as well as the relationships between men and women.