Algeria is Beautiful Like America

Algeria is Beautiful Like America

The true story of a woman discovering her past, for better or for worse.

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence. After her grandmother’s death, Olivia discovered some of her grandmother’s journals and letters describing her homeland. Ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother’s postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia’s quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.

This travelogue memoir written by Olivia Burton and illustrated by Mahi Grand explores the rich heritage and tumultuous modern history of Algeria.

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Written By Olivia Burton
Illustrated by Mahi Grand
176 pages, hardcover, 6.5 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-941302-56-9
$24.99 USD

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Algeria is Beautiful Like America

The true story of a woman discovering her past, for better or for worse.

Algeria is Beautiful like America Educator Book Cover

Written By Olivia Burton
Illustrated by Mahi Grand
176 pages, hardcover, 6.5 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-941302-56-9
$24.99 USD

Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother who emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence. After her grandmother’s death, Olivia discovered some of her grandmother’s journals and letters describing her homeland. Ten years later, she resolves to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with her grandmother’s postcards and letters in tow, and a single phone number in her pocket of an Algerian, Djaffar, who will act as her guide. Olivia’s quest to understand her origins will bring her to face questions about heritage, history, shame, friendship, memory, nostalgia, fantasy, the nature of exile, and our unending quest to understand who we are and where we come from.

This travelogue memoir written by Olivia Burton and illustrated by Mahi Grand explores the rich heritage and tumultuous modern history of Algeria.

In stores now!

Order now

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Algeria is Beautiful Like America © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC. Originally published in France as L’Algérie c’est beau comme l’Amérique © Steinkis 2015.

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Algeria is Beautiful Like America © 2018 The Lion Forge, LLC. Originally published in France as L’Algérie c’est beau comme l’Amérique © Steinkis 2015.

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