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Learn... About the Book
This month we’re reading The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri, a finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in non-fiction.
In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story of fleeing Iran and finding asylum in America, with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years. The Ungrateful Refugee brings us inside their daily lives and takes us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple falls in love over the phone, women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home, a closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience.
About the Author
Dina Nayeri was born in Iran during the revolution and arrived in America when she was ten years old. She is a graduate of Princeton, Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as the author of two novels — Refuge and A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea. Her work has been published in over twenty countries and in fourteen languages. The Ungrateful Refugee is her first book of nonfiction. Learn more about Dina.
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We will be hosting a digital book club meet-up on Thursday, June 11 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST. There is limited space available, so register online today.
And once you’ve finished reading The Ungrateful Refugee, we’ve created a list of read-likes for you to check out.