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LaGuardia : a very modern story of immigration

by Okorafor, Nnedi,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 19 copies
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Summary
Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions, who smuggles an illegal alien plant named 'Letme Live' through customs and security. There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Trump administration's travel ban gets incisive sci-fi treatment in Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Okorafor's tale of extraterrestrial immigrants. In a near-future New York, a Nigerian-American doctor named Future has a baby on the way whose parentage is "complicated." She flees strife in Lagos and lands at LaGuardia smuggling an "illegal" refugee in her bag-a sentient universe-traveling plant whose species was wiped out by genocide. It names itself Letme Live and takes root in the yard of Future's grandmother's building. Later, Future returns to the airport to join massive protests, which include sides both for and against strict new immigration laws that ban aliens and human citizens of certain countries (who are suspected of having alien blood) from traveling to America. The political-is-personal narrative, wittily illustrated by Ford with vivid colors by Devlin, mixes playful contemporary references with the Afrofuturistic inspiration of Octavia Butler. "Aliens are people too," reads a banner clutched by a four-armed blobby creature; another proclaims "Octavia warned us." The aliens arrive in all shapes and sizes, and bring new biotechnologies, but struggle to coexist in peace. Like the best sci-fi, the storytelling speaks to the heart of current debates, as Future and her growing family fight to create a world-or even just find an apartment-where they can all survive (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Extraterrestrial beings -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Emigration and immigration -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ford, Tana, artist.
Language English
Notes "This volume collects issues #1-4 of LaGuardia"--Title page verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781506710754
1506710751
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