The good immigrant : 26 writers reflect on America
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English
ISBN
9780316524285, 031652428X

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Includes bibliographical references.
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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.
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Text in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shukla, N., Suleyman, C., Khakpour, P., Dennis-Benn, N., Haile, R., Cole, T., Minhas, P., Oyéjidé, W., Asghar, F., Rao, T., Higgins, M., Mallikarjuna, K., St. Germain, J., Zhang, J., Obioma, C., Chee, A., Demange, Y., Edelstein, J. H., Suleyman, C., Usmani, B., Older, D. J., Villar Rojas, A., Villar Rojas, S., Fernández, D., Mirza, F. F., Ramírez de Arellano, S., Chalabi, M., & Chang, J. (2019). The good immigrant: 26 writers reflect on America (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikesh, Shukla et al.. 2019. The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nikesh, Shukla et al.. The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shukla, Nikesh,, et al. The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

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