The ungrateful refugee: what immigrants never tell you

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A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction "Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence." -- The New York Times Book Review "Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the 'feared swarms' . . . Her family's escape from Isfahan to Oklahoma, which involved waiting in Dubai and Italy, is wildly fascinating . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart-rending stories, eschewing judgment and employing care in threading the stories in with her own . . . This is a memoir laced with stimulus and plenty of heart at a time when the latter has grown elusive." -- Star-Tribune (Minneapolis) 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. "A writer who confronts issues that are key to the refugee experience." --Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees
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subject_facetElectronic books
Iran -- Refugees -- Biography
Nayeri, Dina
Nayeri, Dina -- Childhood and youth
Refugee children -- Iran
Refugee children -- Social conditions
Refugees
Refugees -- Biography
title_displayThe ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you
title_fullThe ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you / Dina Nayeri
The ungrateful refugee : what immigrants never tell you [electronic resource] / Dina Nayeri
title_shortThe ungrateful refugee
title_subwhat immigrants never tell you
topic_facetChildhood and youth
Electronic books
Nayeri, Dina
Refugee children
Refugees
Social conditions