Posts Tagged: immigrants

Love, Marriage, and the Bicultural Identity: Talking with Huda Al-Marashi

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Huda Al-Marashi discusses her new memoir, FIRST COMES MARRIAGE.

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Complicating Narratives: A Conversation with Bushra Rehman

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Bushra Rehman discusses her new poetry collection, MARIANNA’S BEAUTY SALON.

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All of Humanity: A Conversation with Jérôme Ruillier

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Jérôme Ruillier discusses his graphic novel, THE STRANGE (L’ETRANGE).

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #147: Saadia Faruqi

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“If you can’t really tell the whole story in five thousand words, are you really a writer?”

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What’s Between the Covers: A Conversation with Naben Ruthnum

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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

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We’re All Unreliable Narrators: Talking with R.O. Kwon

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R.O. Kwon discusses her debut novel, THE INCENDIARIES.

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A Façade of a Woman: R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries

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It is incredible to crack open an American novel and wince upon seeing parts of yourself reflected back so strikingly.

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How to Steal a Frozen Burrito

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If you ask me why I did it, I can’t give you a proper answer. I was hungry and didn’t have much money, but it wasn’t like I was homeless or went to sleep starving.

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A Part of Me

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Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

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The Rumpus Mini-interview Project #137: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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“Admitting a love or joy, or yes, wonder for the natural world is, especially as a woman of color, one of the most vulnerable things we can do.”

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Seeking Terra Firma

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To truly know a land is to become it—to embody its storms in your bones, taste its dark soil beneath your nails, know the tangled history of the people who walked before you.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Katia D. Ulysse

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Katia D. Ulysse discusses her forthcoming novel, Mouths Don’t Speak, the importance of religion and music in the novel and in Haitian culture, and why Haiti will always be “home.”

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The Story We Have Yet to Tell: Talking with Haroon Moghul

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Haroon Moghul discusses How to Be a Muslim: An American Story, his own religious journey, and the blessings that come with being an outsider.

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TORCH: Over the Borderline

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I’m writing about the border through the eyes of children because the border is a problem of the imagination.

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“The Book I Said I Would Never Write”: Talking with Karolina Ramqvist

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Karolina Ramqvist discusses The White City, her first novel to be translated to English, and the idea of a writer’s persona out in the world versus a just being a writer, writing.

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In Between the In-Between: Talking with Jenny Zhang

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Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment.

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