Call Me Zebra


Named a Most Anticipated Title of 2018 by iBooksAmazon Book ReviewBook Riot, Bustle, PW, Nylon Magazine, Happy GiggleThe MillionsThe Boston GlobeBitch Media, Amazon, Chicago Review of Books, LitHubEntertainment WeeklyHarper's Bazaar, Elle Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Paperback Paris. One of The National Book Review's "5 Hot Books." One of Electric Literature's "46 Books by Women of Color to Read in 2018" and one of Bustle's "11 Books by Women of Color Everyone Needs to Read." An Amazon's #1 New Release in Absurdist Fiction and an Amazon Top 10 Pick for February


"This book will blow you away. Call Me Zebra is likely to be every book nerd’s bizarre dream." —BUSTLE

"This is a brilliant, demented, and bizarro book that demands and rewards all the attention a reader might dare to give it." KIRKUS, Starred Review

"Hearken ye fellow misfits, migrants, outcasts, squint-eyed bibliophiles, library-haunters and book stall-stalkers: Here is a novel for you." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Not many authors are compared to Borges, Cervantes, and Kathy Acker all in one breath, but that is exactly what we're dealing with here: Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is a twisted, twisty genius...[CALL ME ZEBRA] is a wild, trippy ride." NYLON MAGAZINE

"Rich and delightful...crackles throughout with wit and absurdity...a sharp and genuinely fun picaresque, employing humor and poignancy side by side to tell an original and memorable story." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review

"A major work on the importance of literature." THE BOSTON GLOBE

"What Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts did for gender and sexuality, Call Me Zebra does for the experience of exile." THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS

"[CALL ME ZEBRA] is for every human whose first love in life will always be literature...A beautiful depiction of first love, legacy, and our desire to feel connected to where (and who) we come from." SHONDALAND

"Acerbic wit and a love of literature color this picaresque novel...By turns, hilarious and poignant, painting a magnetic portrait of a young woman you can't help but want to know more about." —HARPER'S BAZAAR

"CALL ME ZEBRA is a novel in the best sense of the word. It's filtered entirely through an idiosyncratic mind, who thinks in sentences that are sharp and smart and utterly ridiculou." —REFINERY29

"A sexy complicated affair...geopolitically savvy."ELLE MAGAZINE


**READ an excerpt of CALL ME ZEBRA HERE.