Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Call Me Zebra

A feisty heroine’s quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature—even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love.   Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago.   Books are Zebra’s on...

Details Call Me Zebra

TitleCall Me Zebra
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Novels, Adult Fiction, Literature, Writing, Books About Books

Reviews Call Me Zebra

  • Zohar -
    Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a novel from this award winning author. This is the author’s second novel.Zebra is a 22 year old woman, born in Iran to a family who took refuge in literature from the violent present of their time. Zebra is the last of the family which describes itself as “Autodidacts, Anarchists, Atheists”, and feels responsible to hold up the family’s literary torch.After the death of her father, Zebra d...
  • Helen Marquis
    At the heart of "Call Me Zebra" is a heart-breaking story of a young Iranian girl, who flees her war-torn country with her parents, losing her mother en route. She settles in New York with her father, but when he also passes, she decides to head on a reverse pilgrimage, retracing the path via which she and her father escaped to their new life all those years ago. She returns to Barcelona, and gets involved in a pretty toxic relationship with a gu...