Personal memoirs written from the immigrant experience have become more and more popular in the last few years. It’s no secret why these types of stories are filling bestseller lists and becoming book club selections. The intimacy of the first-person account provides these narratives with an extra depth and sense of humanity, bringing readers from all walks of life to that writer’s experiences.
Whether Latinx, Asian or African, these writers consider how those identities mingle with the idea of being an American, from newly arrived to long-term residency. Dealing with themes of deep-rooted identity and the often-impossible navigation of assimilating to a culture that is not always welcoming, these books exhibit an array of hard-won truths about life and finding home.
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