Naseer was nine years old when he escaped Taliban and fled Afghanistan with his mom and siblings. His story, There are some people who are coming to take me away, chronicles the resilience of a nine year old boy as he traveled from Afghanistan to America in his quest for the American dream. I saw a ripe mango Id like to pluck showcases the love story of Chidiebere and Ifeyinwa, which begins in rustic Nigeria and culminates into a life in America. Their journey chronicles their struggles with language, culture and being African in America. In the story Kosovo, really...cool, Lisian takes us through his journey to America and often being asked his identity in spite of being white. In the story I am exotic, mocha, P-diddy, Parag describes his journey from a young sixth grader who hid his attraction to boys in conservative India to embracing his sexuality in America. America Deconstructed follows the journeys of sixteen immigrants who have left their home countries in search of the Americ...
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America Deconstructed Reviews
AMERICA DECONSTRUCTED is an anthology of immigrant narratives. The writers, the majority of whom are South Asian, aren’t celebrities or critically acclaimed authors. They’re just...people. Folks who decided to put their experiences on paper. These are everyday stories from everyday people.
But I have to be honest. The writing isn’t the strongest and I struggled. Hard. Mainly because I’ve read so many books from authors who have perfected their craft through an MFA or sheer talent (or a combinatio ...more
Very happy and grateful I got the chance to read this collection! Thanks to the authors for a copy of this book!
This is quite an eclectic mix of stories – from where these immigrants are traveling from, to where in the States they end up, and how they’v enjoyed life in a new country. While each story generally focuses on each person’s initial reactions to America, some come as piecemeal with short, interesting facts about the differences that struck them, and others follow more of a chronologica ...more