Volume IIBook - 2015
A compelling collection of essays providing a comprehensive vision of immigration to the United States in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries--the indispensable companion to Immigrant Voices .
Filled with moving narratives by authors from around the world, Immigrant Voices: Volume II delivers a global and intimate look at the challenges modern immigrants confront. Their stories, told with pride, humor, trepidation, candor, and a touch of homesickness, offer rarely glimpsed perspectives on the difficult but ultimately rewarding quest to become an American.
From the humorous experiences of Firoozeh Dumas, author of Funny in Farsi , to the poignant struggles of Oksana Marafioti, author of American Gypsy , this collection travels from Burundi to Afghanistan, Egypt to Havana, and Cambodia to Puerto Rico, to present incredible contemporary portraits of immigrants and illustrate that America is, and always will remain, a fresh and ever-changing melting pot.
Featuring Firsthand Accounts by
André Aciman, Tamim Ansary, H.B. Cavalcanti, Firoozeh Dumas, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Reyna Grande, Le Ly Hayslip, Aleksandar Hemon, Rose Ihedigbo, Oksana Marafioti, Anchee Min, Shoba Narayan, Elizabeth Nunez, Guillermo Reyes, Marcus Samuelsson, Katarina Tepesh, Gilbert Tuhabonye, Loung Ung, Kao Kalia Yang
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This book of essays on immigration in the late-20th and early-21st centuries expands on the ideas voiced by Raffo's characters.