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Adoult Book Review: From Another Land: Making Home in the Land of Dreams

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Category: Adult Fiction, 224 pages
Publisher: Readomania (2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9385854739
ISBN-13: 978-9385854736
Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Description

Never has been the conversation on immigration more pertinent than now, post 2016 US elections. From cancellation of refugee protection and zero tolerance to undercurrent crackdown on H visas to the border wall – the resurgence of nationalism is hitting the globalized population head-on.

But what is immigration today? A question of life or death – fleeing of persecution? A compulsion? Or a mere pursuance of privilege? And what is the US today? A land of opportunities? Or a quagmire impossible to comprehend, inherently racist and selfish?

From An-Other Land dives deep into immigration today for the diaspora and its many facets with characters who seek to define themselves in an intercultural setting that is less and less sure of itself. A reality check and a guide for anyone who wants to understand the modern-day US.

Review

America is a land of opportunity. That is why so many immigrants want to realize their American Dreams there. Indians are no exception. From An-other Land by Tanushree Ghosh is a compelling book about immigrants from India to the US. The author portrays the real life of these immigrants in short stories. As a careful observer and skilled writer, she dives deeply into the inner world of varied characters, explores the bicultural identity of them and cleverly knits them in the first and last chapter.

When I picked up this book for the first time, I was immediately attracted by these interesting and insightful short stories. The fate of each character really catches my heart. Whenever I read, I can feel the characters’ sorrow, loneliness, and internal conflict. I find myself immersed a completely different world through the unique lens of the author. If you want to know the life of modern immigrants in the US, you can’t miss this one.

About Author

Tanushree Ghosh works in Tech and has a Doctorate in Chemistry from the Cornell University. She is also a social activist and writer. Her blog posts, op-eds, poems, and stories are in effort to provoke thoughts, especially towards issues concerning women and social justice.

 

She is a contributor (past and present) to several popular e-zines (incl. The Huffington Post US, The Logical Indian, Youth Ki Awaaz, Tribune India, Women’s Web, and Cafe Dissensus). Her literary resume includes poems and stories featured in national and international magazines (Words Pauses and Noises, UK; TUCK, Glimmer Train Honorable mention) as well as inclusion in seven anthologies such as Defiant Dreams (Oprah 2016 reading list placeholder) and The Best Asian Short Stories 2017 (published out of Singapore by Kitaab). Her first single author book, From An-Other Land is on immigration.

She has held different leadership roles in non-profits (ASHA and AID India) and is the founder and director of Her Rights (www.herrights.website), a 501(3) c non-profit committed to furthering the cause of gender equality. She is often an invited speaker or panelist for both corporate and non-profit endeavors.

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Thanks to ireadbooktours for a free copy for an honest opinion.

 

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Hi, I am Ruby, a thirty-something. I’m a mother, high school teacher, book lover, and psychology buff. If you love reading or want to find reads for kids, you’ve come to the right place.

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