The Dragons, the Giant, the Women
ebook ∣ A memoir of family, war and peace
By Wayétu Moore
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIME MUST-READ BOOK When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, civil war breaks out in her home country of Liberia. Separated from her mother in far-away New York, Wayétu is forced to flee with her family on foot, until a remarkable rescue by a rebel soldier. But even with her family reunited in the safety of her adopted home, America, Moore finds herself – as a Black woman and an immigrant – in a new kind of danger. Will she forever be that girl still running? PRAISE FOR THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN 'Immersive, exhilarating... an essential voice' New York Times 'As the migrant experience becomes crushingly more common around the world, stories such as The Dragons, The Giant, The Women remind us just how personal and painful these displacements are' Elle, Best New Summer Books 'Powerful, utterly convincing and unforgettable' Chigozie Obioma, author of The Fishermen 'An urgent narrative about the costs of survival and the strength of familial love' TIME 'A propulsive, heart-rending memoir of love and war and peace... marries the language of fantasy with the texture of reality' Namwali Serpell, author of The Old Drift