Ungrateful Refugee, The: What Immigrants Never Tell You

Dina Nayeri

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

Published: 18-06-2020


A timely, provocative and personal examination of the refugee experience

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‘A vital book for our times’ ROBERT MACFARLANE’Unflinching, complex, provocative’ NIKESH SHUKLA’A work of astonishing, insistent importance’ ObserverAged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother, and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel-turned-refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. Now, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with those of other asylum seekers in recent years. In these pages, 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. Surprising and provocative, The Ungrateful Refugee recalibrates the conversation around the refugee experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to be forced to flee your home, and to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh.

Additional information

Weight 0.256 kg
Dimensions 23 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 384