The Resource The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)

The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)

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The Ungrateful Refugee
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The Ungrateful Refugee
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Dina Nayeri
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eng
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"Dina Nayeri's powerful writing confronts issues that are key to the refugee experience." ?Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees IIn her first work of nonfiction, Dina Nayeri defies stereotypes and raises surprising questions about the immigrant experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh. What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought to, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world. Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel?turned?refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple fall in love over the phone, and women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home. A closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum, and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials. Nayeri confronts notions like "the swarm," and, on the other hand, "good" immigrants. She calls attention to the harmful way in which Western governments privilege certain dangers over others. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee challenges us to rethink how we talk about the refugee crisis
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Nayeri, Dina
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Politics
  • Sociology
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The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)
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9781948226431
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Label
The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHQAAAA2I/products/75958f92-fd37-4931-8c3e-8b8c3986ce3b
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781948226431
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
75958F92-FD37-4931-8C3E-8B8C3986CE3B
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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