Algeria Is Beautiful Like America #1
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Algeria Is Beautiful Like America #1

Writer: Olivia Burton Artist: Mahi Grand Publisher: Lion Forge Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Olivia had always heard stories about Algeria from her maternal grandmother, who had emigrated to France after the Algerian War of Independence. Years after her grandmother's death, Olivia decides to travel to Algeria and experience the country for herself; she arrives alone, with only 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, nostalgia, and memory.
* A combination travelogue and memoir exploring the rich heritage and tumultuous modern history of Algeria and its connections to more

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Molly Barnewitz Apr 23, 2018

    Olivia Burton's travel comic, ALGERIA IS BEAUTIFUL LIKE AMERICA balances her French family's history with the realities the Algerian War for Independence. The complicated narrative features whimsical art by Mahi Grand that captures Burton's sense of wonder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 16, 2018

    Algeria is Beautiful Like America is a nice break from the superheroics, fantasy, and horror that dominate today’s current comics market. This is a real-world adventure, but one that is internal as it is external. Writer Olivia Burton lets readers in on a very personal journey, and that makes all the twists and turns to the story fascinating to see unfold. Mahi Grand’s artwork makes even the internalized portions of Olivia’s journey come to life for the reader, making Algeria is Beautiful Like America an emotional read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Victoria Hennings Apr 12, 2018

    You should read this book. Be prepared to see some darkness reflected in the beautiful art of its pages. Be prepared to run the gamut of your emotions. But also be prepared to be immersed in a new family unit. To love them and question them and, ultimately, to find your Algeria. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 11, 2018

    I came to this on the title alone and walked away more than pleased in what is a surprising read that was off my radar. If you're into this sort of genre than this is a graphic novel that's a must get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Mar 27, 2018

    Algeria Is Beautiful like America offers something important and significant to the current reexaminations of national history and character. Read Full Review

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