Author: Huda Fahmi
Summary: Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. In her old town, Huda knew exactly who she was: She was the hijabi girl. But in Dearborn, everyone is the hijabi girl.
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Author: Wajahat Ali
Summary: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!”
This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago? Continue reading “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American”
Author: Roberto Alajmo Language: Italiano Summary: Ogni libro dovrebbe avere almeno l’aspirazione di essere eterno. Almeno, l’aspirazione: sapendo che non potrà mai arrivarci. E questo libro quella strada l’aveva imboccata. Ma il tempo passa, e la Città cambia e sì, in moltissime cose la Città è cambiata in meglio. Certo, c’è sempre da fare i conti con l’eterna propensione all’”annacamento”. Ogni due passi avanti corrisponde … Continue reading Palermo è una cipolla. Remix
Author: N. Michelle Murray
Summary: Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture examines ideological, emotional, economic, and cultural phenomena brought about by migration through readings of works of literature and film featuring domestic workers. In the past thirty years, Spain has experienced a massive increase in immigration. Continue reading “Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture”
Author: Bill Bryson
Summary: With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.
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Author: Lorraine Evans
Summary: Follow the author as they excavate human remains buried inside an ancient Kirk and reassess the influence of Ancient Egypt upon funerary architecture.
Deep in the heart of North Yorkshire, at a place called Walkington Wold, there lies a rather unusual burial ground, an Anglo-Saxon execution cemetery. Twelve skeletons were unearthed by archaeologists, ten without skulls, later examination of the skeletons revealed that their owners were all subjected to judicial execution by decapitation, one of which required several blows. Continue reading “Burying the Dead: An Archaeological History of Burial Grounds, Graveyards and Cemeteries”