The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 18/06/2020
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The Ungrateful Refugee
One of the Best Refugees Reads of Our Time
The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri truly is one of the best books I’ve read for a while! If you are concerned about the refugee crisis and wanting to ge... READ MORE
Courtney Bateman


Aged 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.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9781786893499
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 256g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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