The Good Immigrant

How does it feel to go ‘home’ to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick ‘Other’?

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783522968

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or to be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go ‘home’ to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick ‘Other’? Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you—however many generations you’ve been here—but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms. Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants—job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees—until, by winning Olympic races, or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and—most importantly—real.

The Good Immigrant USA

GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019 'The you-gotta-read-this anthology' Stylist 'This collection showcases the joy, empathy and fierceness needed to adopt the country as one's own' Publishers Weekly An urgent collection of essays exploring ...

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349700354

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019 'The you-gotta-read-this anthology' Stylist 'This collection showcases the joy, empathy and fierceness needed to adopt the country as one's own' Publishers Weekly An urgent collection of essays by first- and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it's like to be othered in an increasingly divided America. From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling UK edition, hailed by Zadie Smith as 'lively and vital', editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman hand the microphone to an incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be in the US is under attack. Chigozie Obioma unpacks an Igbo proverb that helped him navigate his journey to America from Nigeria. Jenny Zhang analyzes cultural appropriation in nineties fashion, recalling her own pain and confusion as a teenager trying to fit in. Fatimah Asghar describes the flood of memory and emotion triggered by an encounter with an Uber driver from Kashmir. Alexander Chee writes of a visit to Korea that changed his relationship to his heritage. These writers, and the many others in this singular collection, share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where they belong. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, the essays in The Good Immigrant USA come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multi-vocal portrait of America now. Essays from: Porochista Khakpour; Nicole Dennis-Benn; Rahawa Haile; Teju Cole; Priya Minhas; Walé Oyéjidé; Fatimah Asghar; Tejal Rao; Maeve Higgins; Krutika Mallikarjuna; Jim St. Germain; Jenny Zhang; Chigozie Obioma; Alexander Chee; Yann Demange; Jean Hannah Edelstein; Chimene Suleyman; Basim Usmani; Daniel José Older; Adrián Villar Rojas; Sebastián Villar Rojas; Dani Fernandez; Fatima Farheen Mirza; Susanne Ramírez de Arellano; Mona Chalabi; Jade Chang

The Good Immigrant

Author: K. A. Dilday

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Category: France

Page: 4

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Brown Baby

In Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla, author of the bestselling The Good Immigrant, explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home.

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 152903292X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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'Brown Baby is a beautifully intimate and soul-searching memoir. It speaks to the heart and the mind and bears witness to our turbulent times.' - Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is racist, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer? In Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla, author of the bestselling The Good Immigrant, explores themes of racism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home. This memoir, by turns heartwrenching, hilariously funny and intensely relatable, is dedicated to the author’s two young daughters, and serves as an act of remembrance to the grandmother they never had a chance to meet. Through love, grief, food and fatherhood, Shukla shows how it’s possible to believe in hope.

What is Race Who are Racists Why Does Skin Colour Matter And Other Big Questions

An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation.

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1526311356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 377

An important and timely book on race and racism, encouraging children to think for themselves about the issues involved. Talk about race is often discouraged, but this book aims to bring everyone into the conversation. It explores the history of race and society, giving context to how racist attitudes come into being. It looks at belonging and identity, the damaging effects of stereotyping and the benefits of positive representation. The authors talk sensitively about how to identify and challenge racism, and how to protect against and stop racist behaviour. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the 'And Other Big Questions' series include: What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? What is Feminism? Why do we need it? Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes? What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Right and Wrong? Who Decides? Where do values come from? What is Masculinity? Why does it matter? What is Mental Health? Where does it come from? What is Politics? Why should we care?

Run Riot

SHORTLISTED IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018.

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444940716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 842

SHORTLISTED IN THE YOUNG ADULT CATEGORY FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018. From the editor of The Good Immigrant, an adrenaline-fuelled, powerful YA novel about young people taking charge of their own destiny. A novel about standing up and being counted. Aspiring MC Taran and her twin brother Hari never wanted to move to Firestone House. But when the rent was doubled overnight and Dad's chemo meant he couldn't work, they had to make this tower block their home. It's good now though; they feel part of something here. When they start noticing boarded-up flats and glossy flyers for expensive apartments, they don't think much of it - until Hari is caught up in a tragedy, and they are forced to go on the run. It's up to these teenagers to uncover the sinister truth behind what's going on in the block, before it blows their world apart.

Congressional Record

Adfrom the lips of great men , who were sincere then as these even describe as "
the good immigrant , the man who carried in his greater men of the present are
sincere . veins the royal blood that specially fitted him to become a It is just a part
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Author: United States. Congress

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Category: Law

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Georgia

From the Immigrant Settler's Stand-point. Giving the ... Health is generally good ,
and society as good as can be found ; but a more thorough enforcement of laws
is needed . Some of the best men in the county are in favor of good immigrants .

Author: Thomas P. Janes

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Category: Georgia

Page: 64

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Lutchmee and Dilloo

as voyage to Demerara , to win the good opinion of the officers of the ship , and
was formally reported as a good immigrant . Among his countrymen on baard he
had gained some respect . About forty Coolies from his ship , the “ Benares ...

Author: Edward Jenkins

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Category: Labor

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International Migration Review

It is relatively rare to find thoughtful discourse about what the ethical
responsibilities of the choosing immigrant might be . What does it mean to be a
good immigrant ? The social role of immigrant does not carry with it a lot of
normative ...

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We Were Eight Years in Power

In this essential new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era, speaking authoritatively from political, ideological and cultural perspectives, drawing a nuanced and penetrating portrait of America today.

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982502

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 836

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates' Toni Morrison 'Searing. One of the foremost essayists on race in the West... [He] is responsible for some of the most important writing about what it is to be black in America today' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize 2018 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2018 Powerful and necessary, a state-of-the-nation portrait of America under Obama from the prize-winning, bestselling author of Between the World and Me From 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a black man. Obama's presidency reshaped America and transformed the international conversation around politics, race, equality. But it attracted criticism and bred discontent as much as it inspired hope - so much so, that the world now faces an uncertain future under a very different kind of US President. In this essential new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era, speaking authoritatively from political, ideological and cultural perspectives, drawing a nuanced and penetrating portrait of America today. RAVE READER REVIEWS: 'Brilliantly written, incisive, and extremely relevant. Read it with your families, use it in your classrooms, give copies to your friends' (Liz) 'Coates thinks more deeply and writes more clearly about the national tragedy and disgrace that is our collective failure to confront the legacy of White Supremacy than just about anyone... I can't recommend it highly enough' (Worddancer Redux) 'Every white person who wants to really know how it looks from 'the other side' should take on the responsibility of reading Coates' eye-opening, informative book... A must read for everyone of every colour' (Indy JV) 'A masterful understanding of how the USA really works' (shedgirl) 'If you want to know the wellsprings of racism in America - then read this book!' (David C. R. Hancock)

Our Day

The present new immigration law defines more accurately the classes of
immigrants that are to be excluded , and it expressly requires a more stringent
and ... The only real test is whether an immigrant is a good immigrant or a bad
immigrant ?

Author: Joseph Cook

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Category: Social problems

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California Sociologist

In this paper , I introducea concept which I call the “ good immigrant . ... cling to
political and social control of the city , and the new immigrants ' pattern of
adaptation , by invoking a mythical image of how " good immigrants ” are
suppose to act .

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Accounts and papers

Belle Plaine 82 5 to 6 1031 1 ) successful Barbadians . not tried none 22
Caledonia 2,250 Immigrants 220 7 to 9 improved not good 10,3 5 > very
necessary yes . yes ; Coolies and only the stiCreoles . pendaries . yes ; all
classes Coolies 6 ...

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The Boxer

Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny.

Author: Nikesh Shukla

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444940708

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 822

Told over the course of the ten rounds of his first fight, this is the story of amateur boxer Sunny. A seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he's just moved to, Sunny joins a boxing club to learn to protect himself after a racist attack. He finds the community he's been desperately seeking at the club, and a mentor in trainer Shobu, who helps him find his place in the world. But racial tensions are rising in the city, and when a Far Right march through Bristol turns violent, Sunny is faced with losing his new best friend Keir to radicalisation. A gripping, life-affirming YA novel about friendship, radicalisation and finding where you belong.

Social Justice

foreigner , ” a significant ideological role is given to the “ good immigrant " as " the
truest citizen , " or as the only truly consenting “ supercitizen ” ( Ibid .: 97 ) .
Honig's work brilliantly demonstrates how notions of the " good immigrant ...

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Category: Communism

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The Missionary Review

the Black Hand , the Bolshevist and the destroyer of good government . Little do
we recognize in the good immigrant what he has done for this nation . Indeed ,
the nation itself is largely the work of his hand and brain . It was the immigrant
who ...

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Category: Missions

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An American Looks at His World

Social customs , beliefs , and ideals do not make good immigrants or good
Americans . Good ... And the good immigrant or the good American is the logical
result of biologically good stock and an economic square deal . Let us make sure
that ...

Author: Glenn Frank

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Category: Social problems

Page: 364

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Manufacturers News

Immigrant Always Will Be Here ITTLE do we remember the places of honor and
trust which immore is so great as that of the immigrant . He is the ... Little do we
recognize in the good immigrant what he has done for this nation . Indeed , the ...

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Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

The Scandinavian and German arrivals may be classed among the best
immigrants that went to the Western ... There was only a limited number of
arrivals from other foreign countries , and they may be all termed fairly good
immigrants .

Author: Canada. Parliament

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