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The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

2021-03-09 19:00:00 2021-03-09 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Online

Tuesday, March 09
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-09 19:00:00 2021-03-09 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Join us for a Get Lit discussion of The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri Online

Join us for a Get Lit discussion of The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri

Join us for a Get Lit discussion of The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri.

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.

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | web | Social | Slide | Sign | PR |

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