The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America

ISBN-10: 0316524239
ISBN-13: 9780316524230
Author: Shukla, Nikesh and Chimene Suleyman, Eds.
Interest Level: 9-A
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: February 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 336

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Grades 9-A

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POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights

POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion

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From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of white supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling UK edition, hailed by Zadie Smith as "lively and vital," editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman hand the microphone to an incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be here is under attack. Chigozie Obioma unpacks an Igbo proverb that helped him navigate his journey to America from Nigeria. Jenny Zhang analyzes cultural appropriation in 90s fashion, recalling her own pain and confusion as a teenager trying to fit in. Fatimah Asghar describes the flood of memory and emotion triggered by an encounter with an Uber driver from Kashmir. Alexander Chee writes of a visit to Korea that changed his relationship to his heritage. These writers, and the many others in this urgent collection, share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where they belong.
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