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The Resource The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you, Dina Nayeri

The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you, Dina Nayeri

Label
The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you
Title
The ungrateful refugee
Title remainder
what immigrants never tell you
Statement of responsibility
Dina Nayeri
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nayeri, Dina
Dewey number
362.87
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.5.I73
LC item number
N39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nayeri, Dina
  • Refugee children
  • Refugee children
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Iran
Label
The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you, Dina Nayeri
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083686978
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781948226424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083686978
Label
The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you, Dina Nayeri
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083686978
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781948226424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083686978

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