Your Country is Great (Afghanistan-Guyana)
"Reading travel literature--not to mention postcards or emails from your friends--will never be the same after reading Ara Shirinyan's hilarious and sardonic YOUR COUNTRY IS GREAT: AFGHANISTAN-GUYANA. Proceeding alphabetically and hence giving equal time to nations as diverse as Belarus and Belgium, Cameroon and Canada, and splicing found text to produce capsule descriptions of one 'great' place to visit after another, Shirinyan exposes the fault lines of contemporary geopolitics with much wit and aplomb" – Marjorie Perloff.
Ara Shirinyan was born in 1977 in, what was then, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia. Since 1987, he has lived in Los Angeles, where he edits Make Now Press and co-curates The Last Sunday Reading Series at the Smell. His first book SYRIA IS IN THE WORLD was published in June, 2007 from Palm Press.