The Displaced

Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained.

In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.

Introduction © 2018 by Viet Thanh Nguyen. “Last, First, Middle” © 2018 by Joseph Azam; “Common Story” © 2018 by David Bezmozgis;“Flesh and Sand” © 2018 by Fatima Bhutto; “Perspective” and “What Gets Lost” © 2018 by Thi Bui; “How Succulent Food Defeated Trump’s Wall Before It Has Been Built” © 2018 by Ariel Dorfman; “Guests of the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa” © by 2018 Lev Golinkin; “The Parent Who Stays” © 2018 by Reyna Grande; “To Walk in Their Shoes” © 2018 by Meron Hadero; “God’s Fate” © 2018 by Aleksandar Hemon; “Second Country” © 2018 by Joseph Kertes; “13 Ways of Being an Immigrant” © 2018 by Porochista Khakpour; “Refugees and Exiles” © 2018 by Marina Lewycka; “This Is What the Journey Does” © 2018 by Maaza Mengiste; “The Ungrateful Refugee” © 2018 by Dina Nayeri; “A Refugee Again” © 2018 by Vu Tran; “New Lands, New Selves” © 2018 by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma; “Refugee Children: The Yang Warriors” © 2018 by Kao Kalia Yang.

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©2018 Harry N. Abrams, Inc (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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