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Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories

Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories

ADU-IMIG | ISBN 978-1-933147-65-9 | Softcover |
272 pages


The eighteen stories collected in Immigrant Voices highlight the complex relationships of immigrants in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century with their families, friends, new surroundings, and home countries. The authors themselves have made many of the same kinds of transitions as the characters they portray, and they offer fresh perspectives on the immigrant experience. Coedited by award-winning author Achy Obejas and cultural studies scholar Megan Bayles, this anthology addresses the perennial questions about society and the individual that the authors of the Great Books have pondered for centuries.

Letting Go to America
M. Evelina Galang
Daniel Alarcón
Mother the Big
Porochista Khakpour
The Bees, Part 1
Aleksandar Hemon
Grandmother’s Garden
Meena Alexander
Otravida, Otravez
Junot Díaz
Wal-Mart Has Plantains
Sefi Atta
Fischer vs. Spassky
Lara Vapnyar
The Stations of the Sun
Reese Okyong Kwon
Laila Lalami
No Subject
Carolina De Robertis
The Science of Flight
Yiyun Li
Hot-Air Balloons
Edwidge Danticat
Home Safe
Emma Ruby-Sachs
SJU–ATL–DTW (San Juan–Atlanta–Detroit)
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
Pablo Helguera
Eduardo Halfon
Roberto G. Fernández