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Posts Tagged: immigrants

We Are More: Show Me Your Teeth

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Despite growing up in a predominately white suburb, my family never had a white dentist.

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Both Trauma and Sin: Elizabeth Miki Brina’s Speak, Okinawa

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Speak, Okinawa is masterful at describing the internal dissonance that mixed race children can feel.

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Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

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Anjali Enjeti discusses SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Threa Almontaser

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Threa Almontaser discusses her debut collection, THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN.

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Nepantla and Radical Empathy: Talking with Sergio Troncoso

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Sergio Troncoso discusses his new anthology, NEPANTLA FAMILIAS.

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We Are More: The Docent and the Novelist

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I’ve been explaining the Armenian Genocide all my life.

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The Lure of the Process: Talking with Chang-rae Lee

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Chang-rae Lee discusses his new novel, MY YEAR ABROAD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

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“The difference with memorializing my story is that I have invited others to live it, for a moment.”

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Making a Shelter of Language: A Conversation with Bhaswati Ghosh

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Bhaswati Ghosh discusses her debut novel, VICTORY COLONY, 1950.

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Asking the Right Questions: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

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Transcendent Kingdom becomes an experiment in itself.

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The Power of the Word: Talking with Roberto Lovato

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Roberto Lovato discusses his new memoir, UNFORGETTING.

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Dark and Light at the Same Time: A Conversation with Fariha Róisín

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Fariha Róisín discusses her debut novel, LIKE A BIRD.

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Westward, Onward

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It comes down to this: I feel the need to prove I belong here.

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The Danger Is Beauty: Talking with Éireann Lorsung

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Éireann Lorsung discusses her new collection of poetry, THE CENTURY.

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History as a Bridge to Belonging: A Conversation with Caroline Kim

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Caroline Kim discusses her debut collection, THE PRINCE OF MOURNFUL THOUGHTS AND OTHER STORIES.

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The Discourse of Undocumentedness: Talking with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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Karla Cornejo Villavicencio discusses her first book, THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.

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Loving Something That May Destroy Us: A Conversation with Angie Cruz

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Angie Cruz discusses her newest novel, DOMINICANA.

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The Cost of Liberation: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Patsy’s imagined freedom in America, she discovers almost immediately, was an illusion.

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Always the Story First: A Conversation with Jenny Bhatt

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Jenny Bhatt discusses her debut story collection, EACH OF US KILLERS.

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Acclimation

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Such distinguished hybridity joined us all, animal and human, in a lonely, exclusive tribe.

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The Dead Speak to the Living: Talking with Francisco Aragón

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Francisco Aragón discusses his new book, AFTER RUBÉN.

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Homage as Provocation: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibility

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Pretend you are Austen. Enact an Austen novel. And what will happen?

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I Had to Go There: Talking with Enzo Silon Surin

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Enzo Silon Surin discusses his debut poetry collection, WHEN MY BODY WAS A CLINCHED FIST.

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