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An anthology of essays written by students at Lehman College in the Bronx. Essays by immigrants
~ Pray Without Seasons by Gertrude Kobbah – Ghana
~ My Slipper Floated Away by Steven Ngin – Cambodia
~ Makeshift Barbie by Alfiya M. - Russia
~ Working at the A & P by J.G. – Peru
~ Emotions and English by Nabeela Van – India
~ Chaos on the Grand Concourse by Eric Agyenim-Boateng – Ghana
Final chapters include an interview with a Vietnamese refugee family living in Chicago in the 1980s, writings from an immigrant who escaped the civil war in Liberia during the 1980s, and letters that crossed the U.S.-Mexico border during the late 1980s and early'90s.
America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. Essays by immigrants
~ Jenny Zhang – China (p.21)
~ Kumail Nanjiani – Pakistan (p. 117)
~ Geena Rocero – Philippines (p.133)
~ Wilmer Valderrama – Venezuela (p. 207)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world. Essays by refugees to the United States
~ Last, First, Middle by Joseph Azam - Afghanistan
~ Perspective and What Gets Lost by Thi Bui - Vietnam
~ How Succulent Food Defeated Trump’s Wall Before It Has Been Built by Ariel Dorfman - Chile
~ The Parent Who Stays by Reyna Grande – Mexico
~ God’s Fate by Aleksandar Hemon – Bosnia
~ 13 Ways of Being an Immigrant by Porochista Khakpour – Iran
~ The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri - Iran
~ A Refugee Again by Vu Tran - Vietnam
~ Refugee Children: The Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang - Laos
Interviews and Oral Histories
These websites can be browsed or searched by the country of origin or ethnicity of the immigrant/refugee.
Immigrant Oral Histories presents a collection of over 360 oral history interviews conducted between 1967 and 2012 with recent immigrants to Minnesota and their American-born children, including both streaming audio and written transcripts.