The Good Immigrant(English, Paperback, Shukla Nikesh)

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Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cornerstone

Genre: Social Science

ISBN: 9781783523955, 9781783523955

Edition: 2017

Pages: 272

How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or 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.
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Cornerstone
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781783523955, 9781783523955
Edition: 2017
Pages: 272
Imprint: Unbound
Publication Year: 2017 May
Width: 17 mm
Height: 198 mm
Length: 129 mm
Weight: 191 gr