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The Displaced
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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 Prizewinning 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.
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crhealey
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Important.

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Erynecki
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I‘m halfway through this collection of beautiful essays by refugee writers recounting and reflecting on their experiences and emotions. As the daughter and granddaughter of refugees that eventually immigrated to the United States, I am always drawn to these sorts of stories. I find comfort and a sense of belonging in their tales of war, loss, and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

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Strand and @PENAmerica are sharing stories from an eclectic group of authors who catalyze discussion on the honest struggles of diaspora and migration, elevating the reader‘s understanding of one of today‘s most pertinent issues. ➡️ Read more on this here: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry158-books...

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ElectricKatyLand
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Powerful narratives from refugees about becoming, belonging, and claiming their identities.

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haileybean
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I haven‘t finished a book since August. 😔 This one is going to make me cry, I just know it.

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A world without borders. | Nguyen joined two contributors to this anthology (Thi Bui and Joseph Azam) at BookCon to discuss the importance of the Refugee Narrative in today‘s political climate.

ephemeralwaltz Sounds like a great read! So cool you got it signed!!! 2y
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Just saw an ad for this on the Shelf Awareness email and thought it would be a great read for #booked2018 - #refugeeMC
The contributor list is awesome, including Kao Kalia Yang (whose The Song Poet is one of my favourite books), Aleksandar Hemon, Thi Bui and more.
Looks like the release date is the end of the month

Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing❣️❣️❣️ 2y
4thhouseontheleft Oooh...this sounds good! 2y
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