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The Resource Welcome to Braggsville, T. Geronimo Johnson

Welcome to Braggsville, T. Geronimo Johnson

Label
Welcome to Braggsville
Title
Welcome to Braggsville
Statement of responsibility
T. Geronimo Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born and raised in the heart of old Dixie, D'aron Davenport finds himself in unfamiliar territory his freshman year at UC Berkeley. Two thousand miles and a world away from his childhood, he is a small-town fish floundering in the depths of a large, hyper-liberal pond. Caught between the prosaic values of his rural hometown and the intellectualized multicultural cosmopolitanism of Berzerkeley, the nineteen-year-old white kid is uncertain about his place until one disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends: Louis, a "kung-fu comedian" from California; Candice, an earnest do-gooder claiming Native roots from Iowa; and Charlie, an introspective inner-city black teen from Chicago. They dub themselves the "4 Little Indians." But everything changes in the group's alternative history class, when D'aron lets slip that his Georgia hometown hosts an annual Civil War reenactment, recently rebranded "Patriot Days." His announcement is met with righteous indignation, and inspires Candice to suggest a "performative intervention" to protest the reenactment. Armed with youthful self-importance, makeshift slave costumes, righteous zeal, and their own misguided ideas about the South, the 4 Little Indians descend on Braggsville. Their journey through backwoods churches, backroom politics, Waffle Houses, and drunken family barbecues is uproarious to start, but will have devastating consequences. Using a panoply of styles and tones, from tragicomic to Southern Gothic, Johnson skewers issues of class, race, intellectual and political chauvinism, Obamaism, social media, and much more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, T. Geronimo
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O38339
LC item number
W45 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • College students
  • Race relations
  • Historical reenactments
  • Berkeley (Calif.)
  • Georgia
  • Southern States
Label
Welcome to Braggsville, T. Geronimo Johnson
Link
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-351)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313117
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780062302137
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014021045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062302120
  • (OCoLC)885313117
Label
Welcome to Braggsville, T. Geronimo Johnson
Link
static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/0/9780062302120.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-351)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885313117
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780062302137
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014021045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062302120
  • (OCoLC)885313117

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