The good immigrant / edited by Nikesh Shukla.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Unbound, 2017.
ISBN: 1783523956 9781783523955 (pbk): 8.99
Originally published: 2016.
We're told that we live in a multicultural melting pot - that we're post-racial. Yet, studies show that throughout the UK, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are much more likely to live in poverty than white British people (Institute of Race Relations). It's a hard time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the grandchild of one. 'The Good Immigrant' brings together twenty emerging British BAME writers, poets, journalists, and artists to confront this issue. In these essays about race and immigration, they paint a picture of what it means to be 'other' in a country that wants you, doesn't want you, doesn't accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and would prefer you if you won a major reality show competition.
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This book is a must read, for everyone. One of the few books that I stopped myself reading after each short story to let it absorb and to really think about the content of what I had just read. A wonderful collection, not a single dud in the whole book. Cannot wait to re-read.
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