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Posts Tagged: immigrants

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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Masters of Movement: A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.

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The Virus

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In the eyes of some, we’re worse than disease vectors: we are the disease.

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When Background Becomes Foreground: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Chinatown comes to vivid life in Yu’s hands.

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Constant Motion: Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

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More than a longing for an origin story, Hernandez Castillo’s memoir is an attempt to bring the invisible to light.

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An Exploration of Belonging: Talking with Donna Hemans

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Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.

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The Poem Must Forgive: E. J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others

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Empathy and forgiveness must begin with understanding.

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Circuitous Journeys: Talking with Sejal Shah

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Sejal Shah discusses her debut essay collection, THIS IS ONE WAY TO DANCE.

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