The good immigrant : 26 writers reflect on America / edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman.
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
xii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- Social conditions.
United States.
Other Author:
Shukla, Nikesh, editor.
Suleyman, Chimène, editor.
Container of (work) : Khakpour, Porochista. How to write Iranian-America, or The last essay.
Container of (work) : Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Swimmer.
Container of (work) : Haile, Rahawa. Sidra (in 12 movements)
Container of (work) : Cole, Teju. On the blackness of the panther.
Container of (work) : Minhas, Priya. How not to be.
Container of (work) : Oyéjidé, Walé, 1981- After migration.
Container of (work) : Asghar, Fatimah. On loneliness.
Container of (work) : Rao, Tejal. Chooey-booey and Brown.
Container of (work) : Higgins, Maeve. Luck of the Irish.
Container of (work) : Mallikarjuna, Krutika. Her name was India.
Container of (work) : St. Germain, Jim. Shithole nation.
Container of (work) : Zhang, Jenny. Blond girls in Cheongsams.
Container of (work) : Obioma, Chigozie, 1986- Naked man.
Container of (work) : Chee, Alexander. Your father's country.
Container of (work) : Demange, Yann. Long answer.
Container of (work) : Edelstein, Jean Hannah. American, told.
Container of (work) : Suleyman, Chimène. On being Kim Kardashian.
Container of (work) : Usmani, Basim. Tour diary.
Container of (work) : Older, Daniel José. Dispatches from the language wars.
Container of (work) : Villar Rojas, Adrián, 1980- Juana Azurduy versus Christopher Columbus.
Container of (work) : Villar Rojas, Sebastián, 1981- Juana Azurduy versus Christopher Columbus.
Container of (work) : Fernández, Dani. No es suficiente.
Container of (work) : Mirza, Fatima Farheen, 1991- Skittles.
Container of (work) : Ramírez de Arellano, Susanne. Return to Macondo.
Container of (work) : Chalabi, Mona, 1987- 244 Million.
Container of (work) : Chang, Jade, 1975- How to center your own story.
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26 writers reflect on America
Twenty-six writers reflect on America
Includes bibliographical references.
Text in English.
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.
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