Read The Ungrateful Refugee Author Dina Nayeri Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 Than 25 Million Refugees In The World To Be A Refugee Is To Grapple With Your Place In Society, Attempting To Reconcile The Life You Have Known With A New, Unfamiliar Home All This While Bearing The Burden Of Gratitude In Your Host Nation The Expectation That You Should Be Forever Thankful For The Space You Have Been Allowed.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 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 Falls 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.Nothing Here Is Flattened Nothing Is Simplistic Nayeri Offers A New Understanding Of Refugee Life, Confronting Dangers From The Metaphor Of The Swarm To The Notion Of 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 Recalibrates The Conversation Around The Refugee Experience Here Are The Real Human Stories Of What It Is Like To Be Forced To Flee Your Home, And To Journey Across Borders In The Hope Of Starting Afresh.
Dina Nayeri is a graduate of Princeton, Harvard Business School, and the Iowa Writers Workshop She spends her time in New York and Iowa City.
- 288 pages
- The Ungrateful Refugee
- Dina Nayeri
- 16 December 2017 Dina Nayeri