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    The Good Immigrant USA

    £8.99
    The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good Immigrant.
    ISBN: 9780349700380
    AuthorNikesh Shukla
    Pub Date23/01/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages416
    Availability: In Stock

    GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019

    'The strength of this collection is in its diversity - of gender, sexuality, privilege, experience and writing style. . . It showcases the joy, empathy, fierceness needed to adopt the country as one's own.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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    An urgent collection of essays by first and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it's like to be othered 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 in the US 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 nineties 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 USA come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of America now.

    Essays from:
    Porochista Khakpour
    Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Rahawa Haile
    Teju Cole
    Priya Minhas
    Wale Oyejide
    Fatimah Asghar
    Tejal Rao
    Maeve Higgins
    Krutika Mallikarjuna
    Jim St. Germain
    Jenny Zhang
    Chigozie Obioma
    Alexander Chee
    Yann Demange
    Jean Hannah Edelstein
    Chimene Suleyman
    Basim Usmani
    Daniel Jose Older
    Adrian Villar Rojas
    Sebastian Villar Rojas
    Dani Fernandez
    Fatima Farheen Mirza
    Susanne Ramirez de Arellano
    Mona Chalabi
    Jade Chang

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    GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019

    'The strength of this collection is in its diversity - of gender, sexuality, privilege, experience and writing style. . . It showcases the joy, empathy, fierceness needed to adopt the country as one's own.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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    An urgent collection of essays by first and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it's like to be othered 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 in the US 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 nineties 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 USA come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of America now.

    Essays from:
    Porochista Khakpour
    Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Rahawa Haile
    Teju Cole
    Priya Minhas
    Wale Oyejide
    Fatimah Asghar
    Tejal Rao
    Maeve Higgins
    Krutika Mallikarjuna
    Jim St. Germain
    Jenny Zhang
    Chigozie Obioma
    Alexander Chee
    Yann Demange
    Jean Hannah Edelstein
    Chimene Suleyman
    Basim Usmani
    Daniel Jose Older
    Adrian Villar Rojas
    Sebastian Villar Rojas
    Dani Fernandez
    Fatima Farheen Mirza
    Susanne Ramirez de Arellano
    Mona Chalabi
    Jade Chang