The dragons, the giant, the women : a memoir
- Wayétu Moore
- Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 
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- 251 pages ; 24 cm
- Moore, Wayétu, author.
- "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"--Publisher's description
- Moore, Wayétu.
- Moore, Wayétu > Childhood and youth.
- Refugees > Liberia > History > Biography.
- Liberia > History > Civil War, 1989-1996 > Refugees.
- Immigrants > United States > Biography.
- Liberian Americans > Biography.
- African Americans > Biography.
- Families > Liberia > Biography.
- Authors > Biography.
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- Winner of the 2022 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in nonfiction.
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