A map is only one story : twenty writers on immigration, family, and the meaning of home
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 4 of 7 copies|
From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations. Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine, the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration policies and polarized rhetoric, as twenty writers share provocative personal stories of existing between languages and cultures.
Victoria Blanco relates how those with family in both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez experience life on the border. Nina Li Coomes recalls the heroines of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and what they taught her about her bicultural identity. Nur Nasreen Ibrahim details her grandfather's crossing of the India-Pakistan border sixty years after Partition. Krystal A. Sital writes of how undocumented status in the United States can impact love and relationships. Porochista Khakpour describes the challenges in writing (and rewriting) Iranian America. Through the power of personal narratives, as told by both emerging and established writers, A Map Is Only One Story offers a new definition of home in the twenty-first century.
ContentsIntroduction / Nicole Chung and Mensah Demary
Why we cross the border in El Paso / Victoria Blanco
A map of lost things / Jamila Osman
My Indian passport is a bitch / Deepti Kapoor
This hell is not mine / Kenechi Uzor
Arab past, American present / Lauren Alwan
How to write about your ancestral village / Steph Wong Ken
Carefree white girls, careful brown girls / Cinelle Barnes
Return to partition / Nur Nasreen Ibrahim
Undocumented lovers in America / Krystal A. Sital
Say it with noodles / Shing Yin Khor
My grandmother's patois and other keys to survival / Sharine Taylor
The dress / Soraya Membreno
What Miyazaki's heroines taught me / Nina Li Coomes
How to stop saying sorry when things aren't your fault / Kamna Muddagouni
The wailing / Nadia Owusu
Writing letters to Mao / Jennifer S. Cheng
Dead-guy shirts and motel kids / Niina Pollari
Mourning my birthplace / Natalia Sylvester
Should I apply for citizenship? / Bix Gabriel
How to write Iranian America; or, the last essay / Porochista Khakpour.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
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Emigration and immigration.
Immigrants -- Family relationships.
|Publisher|| New York :2020
|Other Titles|| Catapult magazine
Twenty writers on immigration, family, and the meaning of home
20 writers on immigration, family, and the meaning of home
Demary, Mensah, editor.
xv, 234 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm