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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Geschrieben von Viet Thanh Nguyen

Erzählt von Greta Jung und Timothy Andrés Pabon


The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Geschrieben von Viet Thanh Nguyen

Erzählt von Greta Jung und Timothy Andrés Pabon

Bewertungen:
4.5/5 (17 Bewertungen)
Länge:
5 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781543698862
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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.

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781543698862
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Viet Thanh Nguyen is the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the short story collection, The Refugees. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


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    This book made me think about the difference between and immigrant and a refugee. An immigrant is a person who chooses to leave his/her country.Looking back at my family tree, most of my ancestors were immigrants. For example my great great great grandmother and her youngest son came to the United States soon after the Civil War. Her husband had died recently and the factory where they worked in Carlisle, England had to be closed down. She and her younger son were both out the only jobs that they had ever down. She decided to go with her younger son and meet with her two older boys who were already in United States so that they could obtain employment. Yet one of my friend's parents were both refugees. They had no choice but to leave their countries because they were descendants for Jews and lived in Nazi controlled countries. They had to flee or die. What forces people out can also be a natural disasters or wars. There are other differences like a lack of documentation. This book is a collection of essays written by the refugees. They told told of the situations that caused them to leave,the process traveling, what experiences they had after to getting to the country, assimilating or remaining separate. The people came from Viet Nam, Mexico, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Hungary and others. Many of the stories are ones of fear and desperation, others tell of how they felt they never belonged to their new country. These stories are all recently written and reflect how they felt about being depicted by the current administration.I received advanced reading of half of the essays n the finished this finished copy of The Displaced from the Publishers as a win from FirstReads but that in no way influenced my thoughts or feelings in my review.