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Crossing the blvd : strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America

Author: Warren Lehrer; Judith Sloan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2003.
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"The Talmudic structure of Crossing the BLVD juxtaposes multiple perspectives within families, and between neighbors, co-workers, and classmates who come from opposite ends of the earth. First person narratives are illuminated by photographic portraits of the subjects, the objects they carry from home to home, historical and cultural context, and Lehrer/Sloan's observations. From Guyanese ping pong champions to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Lehrer; Judith Sloan
ISBN: 0393324664 9780393324662 0393057372 9780393057379
OCLC Number: 824354376
Description: 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: New pilgrims. When your tongue is no more your tongue: Nigeria, Remi Ortiz (Far Rockaway) --
Front seat Brahman: India, Sushil Rao (Forest Hills) --
Six women of Falun Gong: China, Janet Xiong, Yan Zou, Amy Li, Zhenmei Xu, Li Li, Jing Xu (Flushing) --
Teachers of import: Barbados, Amarel Collymore; Austria, Elke Walcher (Ozone Park/Sunnyside) --
Ten deities in a suitcase: Nepal, Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya (Woodside) --
Run for your life. Cargo flight to somewhere: Democratic Republic of Congo, Bovic Antosi (Wackenhut Detention Center) --
The Ihotshampas: Bhutan, Tulasi Ram Ghimirey, Yeshey Pelzom, Devi Prasad Lama (Woodside) --
Behind the strip club bar: Vietnam, Lana Dinh (Flushing) --
The X-D's: The Philippines, Ninotchka Rosca, Ramon Mappala, Ira Sombillo, Ana Maria Asuncion (Jackson Heights) --
A safety place: Colombia, Camilo Perdomo, Juan Carlos Veloza (Maspeth) --
Out of Kabul: Afghanistan, Shekaiba Wakili, Sultana Wakili (Forest Hills). Ties that bind. The brothers Rahman/El Sayed: Egypt, Ali El Sayed, Moustafa Rahman (Astoria) --
The other side of the road: Mexico, Miguel, Marianna (Corona) --
Goat songs and demon elks: Romania, Marta Ghezzo, Dinu Ghezzo, Christine Ghezzo (Hollis) --
If there is no dance there is no life: Tajikistan, Arthur Gulkarov, Malika Kalontarova, Iskhak Gulkarov (Rego Park) --
The Christmas card: Romania, Raluca Oncioiu, Ian Oncioiu, Livui Oncioiu (Kew Gardens) --
A world of difference: India, Vikas Gera (Ozone Park) --
Neighborhood stories. No bull: Mexico, Lazaro Navarro, Juan Navarro; USA, Helen Rocos; India, Leo Sandeep Jakhu; Ecuador, Jorge Calderon, Irma Calderon (Ravenswood) --
Asthma alley: Australia, Tim Du Val; Canada, Ray Normandeau; USA, Rita Frazier; Philippines, Miss Eileen; USA, Katijah Saban-Philips; Nigeria, Queen Koniron; USA, Bea Fuchs (Queensbridge) --
We shook the bridge: Haiti, Ray Laforest (Laurelton) --
The Latimer senior center: China, Solamen Zhang, Mary Goldman, Helen Wu (Flushing) --
Labib's café: Egypt, Labib Salama, Nasser El Gabry. Unlikely bedfellows. Champion ping pong: China, Shili Min, Jidong Lu; Jamaica, O.J. Magnus; Guyana, George Brathwaite; Israel, Tahl Leibovitz; Czech Republic, Renata Peluchova (Jackson Heights) --
International high school: Kuwait, Mohamed Attia; Ecuador, Jonathan Barba; Poland, Joanna Pittner; Venezuela, Maly Fung; Bosnia, Adis Nuhanovic; Dominican Republic, Eliana Garcia; Ukraine, Anton Konet; Mexico, Juan Carlos (Long Island City) --
Democratic club for new Americans: Bangladesh, Morshed Alam, Saleha Alam; India, Harjinder S. Duggal; Venezuela, Elizabeth Aivars --
Gogol bordello: Ukraine, Eugene Hütz; Russia, Yury Lemeshev; Kazakstan, Sergey Ryabtsev; USA, Piroshka; Israel, Ori Kaplan.
Other Titles: Crossing the boulevard
Responsibility: conceived, written, and compiled by Warren Lehrer & Judith Sloan ; photography and design by Warren Lehrer.

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