Russell Library is now open for grab-and-go service from 10am - 5pm Monday through Saturday!

If you'd rather not come in, curbside pickup is still an option. Call 860-347-2528 or visit https://russelllibrary.org/curbside-pickup/ to take advantage of this convenient service.

The ungrateful refugee: what immigrants never tell you

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
860L
Description
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
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781948226424
9781974981779
9781948226431
Lexile measure:
860L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDee76396a-24c7-d0c8-046f-3f5f6965856a
Grouping Titleungrateful refugee what immigrants never tell you
Grouping Authordina nayeri
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-30 18:11:01PM
Last Indexed2020-09-30 00:28:33AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Nayeri, Dina.
authorNayeri, Dina,
author2-roleNayeri, Dina.
hoopla digital.
author_displayNayeri, Dina
available_at_mdRussell Library
detailed_location_mdMiddletown/Russell NEW Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionIn her first work of nonfiction, winner of the 2018 UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize Dina Nayeri--an author whose "exploration of the exile's predicament is tender and urgent" (The New Yorker)--examines what it means to be a refugee through her own story of childhood escape from Iran, and through the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers. 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.
format_category_mdAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_mdBook
eAudiobook
eBook
idee76396a-24c7-d0c8-046f-3f5f6965856a
isbn9781948226424
9781948226431
9781974981779
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12421843Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12421843?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT12404956Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetruehooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12404956?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b2621653x.i63248694Woodbridge New Adult NF 300-399362.87/NAY1falsefalseOn Shelfwdbn3
ils:.b2621653x.i63338488East Hampton New Adult Nonfiction362.87 NAY1falsefalseOn Shelfehbn
ils:.b2621653x.i6350618xMiddletown/Russell NEW Adult Nonfiction362.87 NAY1falsefalseOn Shelfmdbn
ils:.b2621653x.i63096407Hamden/Whitneyville Adult B&T NonfictionNEW/362.87/NAYERI1falsefalseOn Shelfhwanb
ils:.b2621653x.i63202840Branford/Blackstone Adult Nonfiction362.87 NAY1falsefalseOn Shelfbran
ils:.b2621653x.i63504054Guilford New Adult Non-Fiction362.87 NAYERI1falsefalseOn Shelfgubn
ils:.b2621653x.i63409562East Lyme Public Adult Non-Fiction362.87 Nayeri1falsefalseOn Shelfelan
ils:.b2621653x.i63229547Norwich/Otis New Adult Nonfiction362.87 NAY1falsefalseOn Shelfnwbn
ils:.b2621653x.i63372927Orange/Case Adult Nonfiction Book362.87 Nayeri1falsefalseOn Shelforan
ils:.b2621653x.i63283050Wallingford Adult Nonfiction362.87 NAYERI1falsefalseOn Shelfwaan
ils:.b2621653x.i63623341Old Saybrook/Acton Adult Non-Fiction362.87 NAYERI1falsefalseOn Shelfosan
itype_mdADULT BOOK
NEW
last_indexed2020-09-30T06:28:33.342Z
lexile_score860
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_md362.87 NAY
owning_library_mdRussell Library
owning_location_mdRussell Library
primary_isbn9781948226424
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT12421843eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishDreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
hoopla:MWT12404956eBookeBookEnglishCatapult, 2019.1 online resource
ils:.b2621653xBookBooksEnglishCatapult, [2019].350 pages ; 23 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_md
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12421843Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT12404956Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b2621653x.i63248694On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63338488On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i6350618xOn ShelfOn Shelftruetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63096407On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63202840On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63504054On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63409562On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63229547On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse129, 2, 4, 132, 133, 7, 9, 137, 139, 142, 144, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 52, 54, 55, 62, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 87, 89, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 101, 102, 104, 107, 109, 117, 122, 124, 127
ils:.b2621653x.i63372927On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63283050On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b2621653x.i63623341On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
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