The Displaced Listed on Entropy and Star Tribune 2018 Best Books List

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced is listed on Entropy’s Best of 2018: Nonfiction Books and Star Tribune’s Holiday Books List. 

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Harry N. Abrams)

Viet Nguyen, called “one of our great chroniclers of displacement” (Joyce Carol Oates,The New Yorker), brings together writers originally from Mexico, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Ukraine, Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia, and others to make their stories heard. They are formidable in their own right—MacArthur Genius grant recipients, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, filmmakers, speakers, lawyers, professors, and New Yorker contributors—and they are all refugees, many as children arriving in London and Toronto, Oklahoma and Minnesota, South Africa and Germany. Their 17 contributions are as diverse as their own lives have been, and yet hold just as many themes in common.


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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

In 17 accessible essays that span the length of the globe, from Zimbabwe to Bosnia to Thailand, this collection, edited by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, offers more than a poignant glimpse into the lives of refugees. It begs of us a listening ear as well as an open heart and mind. Here, in distinct yet thematically connected narratives (including one by St. Paul writer Kao Kalia Yang), displacement — the heart-rending experience so often grappled with by refugees around the world — is made unimaginably real and personal. (Harry N. Abrams, $25)


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