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The Resource The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee

Label
The Ungrateful Refugee
Title
The Ungrateful Refugee
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Subject
Summary
What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought, and yet there are more 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. Now, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with those of other asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the 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. 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
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Dina Nayeri
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Label
The Ungrateful Refugee
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786893475
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ungrateful Refugee
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781786893475
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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