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The displaced : refugee writers on refugee lives

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. Poignant and insightful, this collection of essays reveals moments of uncertainty, resilience int he face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity. The Displaced is a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 9781419729485 1419729489
OCLC Number: 1037289062
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Viet Thanh Nguyen --
Last, first, middle / Joseph Azam --
Common story / David Bezmozgis --
Flesh and sand / Fatima Bhutto --
Perspective and What gets lost / Thi Bui --
How succulent food defeated Trump's wall before it has been built / Ariel Dorfman --
Guest of the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa / Lev Golinkin --
The parent who stays / Reyna Grande --
To walk in their shoes / Meron Hadero --
God's fate / Aleksandar Hemon --
Second country / Joseph Kertes --
13 ways of being an immigrant / Porochista Khakpour --
Refugees and exiles / Marina Lewycka --
This is what the journey does / Maaza Mengiste --
The ungrateful refugee / Dina Nayeri --
A refugee again / Vu Tran --
New lands, new selves / Novuyo Rosa Tshuma --
Refugee children: the Yang warriors / Kao Kalia Yang.
Responsibility: edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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An anthology of personal essays on the refugee experience from twenty leading refugee writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of The Sympathizer.  Read more...

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