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The good immigrant : 26 writers reflect on America / edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman.

Shukla, Nikesh. (Editor). Suleyman, Chimène. (Editor, Author). Khakpour, Porochista. Container of (work) : How to write Iranian-America, or The last essay. (Added Author). Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Container of (work) : Swimmer. (Added Author). Haile, Rahawa. Container of (work) : Sidra (in 12 movements) (Added Author). Cole, Teju. Container of (work) : On the blackness of the panther. (Added Author). Minhas, Priya. Container of (work) : How not to be. (Added Author). Oyéjidé, Walé, 1981- Container of (work) : After migration. (Added Author). Asghar, Fatimah. Container of (work) : On loneliness. (Added Author). Rao, Tejal. Container of (work) : Chooey-booey and Brown. (Added Author). Higgins, Maeve. Container of (work) : Luck of the Irish. (Added Author). Mallikarjuna, Krutika. Container of (work) : Her name was India. (Added Author). St. Germain, Jim. Container of (work) : Shithole nation. (Added Author). Zhang, Jenny. Container of (work) : Blond girls in Cheongsams. (Added Author). Obioma, Chigozie, 1986- Container of (work) : Naked man. (Added Author). Chee, Alexander. Container of (work) : Your father's country. (Added Author). Demange, Yann. Container of (work) : Long answer. (Added Author). Edelstein, Jean Hannah. Container of (work) : American, told. (Added Author). Suleyman, Chimène. Container of (work) : On being Kim Kardashian. (Added Author). Usmani, Basim. Container of (work) : Tour diary. (Added Author). Older, Daniel José. Container of (work) : Dispatches from the language wars. (Added Author). Villar Rojas, Adrián, 1980- Container of (work) : Juana Azurduy versus Christopher Columbus. (Added Author). Villar Rojas, Sebastián, 1981- Container of (work) : Juana Azurduy versus Christopher Columbus. (Added Author). Fernández, Dani. Container of (work) : No es suficiente. (Added Author). Mirza, Fatima Farheen, 1991- Container of (work) : Skittles. (Added Author). Ramírez de Arellano, Susanne. Container of (work) : Return to Macondo. (Added Author). Chalabi, Mona, 1987- Container of (work) : 244 Million. (Added Author). Chang, Jade, 1975- Container of (work) : How to center your own story. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library E184.A1 G58 2019 37684001100728 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library E184.A1 G58 2019 37684001091885 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316524285
  • ISBN: 031652428X
  • Physical Description: xii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
How to write Iranian-America, or the last essay / Porochista Khakpour -- Swimmer / Nicole Dennis-Benn -- Sidra (in 12 movements) / Rahawa Haile -- On the blackness of the panther / Teju Cole -- How not to be / Priya Minhas -- After migration: the once and future kings / Walé Oyéjidé -- On loneliness / Fatimah Asghar -- Chooey-Booey and brown / Tejal Rao -- Luck of the Irish / Maeve Higgins -- Her name was India / Krutika Mallikarjuna -- Shithole nation / Jim St. Germain -- Blond girls in Cheongsams / Jenny Zhang -- The naked man / Chigozie Obioma -- Your father's country / Alexander Chee -- The long answer / Yann Mounir Demange -- An American, told / Jean Hannah Edelstein -- On being Kim Kardashian / Chimene Suleyman -- Tour Diary / Basim Usmani -- Dispatches from the language wars / Daniel José Older -- Juana Azurduy versus Christopher Columbus / Adrián and Sebastián Villar Rojas -- No es suficiente / Dani Fernandez -- Skittles / Fatima Farheen Mirza -- Return to Macondo / Susanne Ramirez de Arellano -- 244 Million / Mona Chalabi -- How to center your own story / Jade Chang.
Summary, etc.:
Presents essays by first- and second-generation immigrant writers on the realities of immigration, multiculturalism, and marginalization in an increasingly divided America. 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 singular collection, share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where they belong. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, the essays in The Good Immigrant come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of America now.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: Immigrants > United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Minorities > United States > Social conditions > 21st century.

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