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The good immigrant : 26 writers reflect on America

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

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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