The Displaced

The Displaced

Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Book - 2018
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"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. Poignant and insightful, this collection of essays reveals moments of uncertainty, resilience int he face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity. The Displaced is a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge." -- Adapted from page [2] of cover.

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Apr 05, 2019

Our non-fiction book group found this a good selection - considering questions including trauma, self-naming and old and new roles of refugees. It's timely to contrast these essays with famous fiction on the immigrant experience and truth of recently arriving refugees.

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