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    PDF The Good Immigrant read & download » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Nikesh Shukla Nikesh Shukla µ 0 characters 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

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    PDF The Good Immigrant Short review absolutely essential reading a real eye opening account of living in modern BritainLong reviewSome context I grew up near Bath in Somerset This is a part of the UK that according to recent data is 945% white In my secondary school there were perhaps ten students out of a year of over two hundred students who were anything other than pasty northern European white In other words growing up I was surrounded by an almost

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    PDF The Good Immigrant 475⭐️ White people debate it We live it MY NAME IS MY NAME Chimene Suleyman But tradition is an inescapable trait of our communities those who cannot rely on land or home for their identity Our parents and their parents and theirs before have little to leave us beyond their names beyond their language We have inherited the knowledge that community means to remain When we cannot return to our homes or are waiting for them to be taken f

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    read & download » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Nikesh Shukla Nikesh Shukla µ 0 characters download The Good Immigrant For some one who is a person of colour and an immigrant to boot I felt that the rhetoric here that of lives and narratives of BAME being margin

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    Nikesh Shukla µ 0 characters read & download » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Nikesh Shukla PDF The Good Immigrant This book was sent to me for review by the publisher AND I AM SO VERY GLAD IT WAS I LOVED THIS Literally this is THE BEST essay collection I've ever read by a million miles I tabbed over 60 lines and pages within this not a single essay doesn't have a tab or something that moved me hit me or infuriated me This is passion

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    PDF The Good Immigrant Nikesh Shukla µ 0 characters read & download » PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Nikesh Shukla A really fun and insightful look at what being a 'good immigrant' is like in Britain today Not the doctors or dentists Just a regular bunch of people who live everyday lives but with a much higher standard put on

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    PDF The Good Immigrant Nikesh Shukla µ 0 characters It's hard to review a book written by so many different people there are inevitably some I enjoyed than others some that were better written or which touched me but as a collection this is a must read I thought I knew about immigration in my country but these stories showed me I have no idea what fellow Britons of all skin tones

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    PDF The Good Immigrant The Good Immigrant is a collection of 21 essays by persons belonging to black Asian and ethnic minority communities of UKIn his editorial note Nikesh Shukla uotes Musa Okwona in his essay The Ungrateful country –“Society

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free read ✓ The Good Immigrant Strip searched at every airportOr be told that as an actress th. For some one who is a person of colour and an immigrant to boot I felt that the rhetoric here that of lives and narratives of BAME being marginalised came across slightly shriller than warranted Much of this can be blamed on the cohort of professionals rounded up to give their versions of the immigrant experience Being actors essayists published raconteurs novelists the heightened sensitivity to lived experience and then the talent to mine this into a performance of sorts either written or spoken means the chips on the shoulders here are bigger the posture and the affront excessive You only have to read Shukla s opening piece to feel this I probably would also have liked a narrative from an immigrant professional who has made it or not made it in the adoptive nation but belongs to a different industry than mediapublishing and would treat linguisticcultural mis steps with a little than a sigh I do think that while Shukla s vigor has given the tone to this book s packaging and bumper sticker shout for acknowledgement I am not entirely sure if we reuired these many essays to drive home the plea for filmed and written narratives to have the nuance and the complexity reserved for the mainstream White stories There are a fair few torchbearers of the newfound cultural police who are obsessed with authenticity and are out to wrangle all art creators imagination telling them who they should be writing as and who they should be imagining and who they should be casting in movies with millions at stake I caught a whiff of them in this book and I find them tiresome bores who can t imagine a world where people could be pigment blind when absorbing culture I probably would have liked an essay written from a perspective of an end reader someone absorbing cultural products books films fashion with no agenda to further one s career within the culture industry as it became a bit tiresome to read through so many clipped autobiographies melting into a series of audition grievances Not all of us readers are up in arms because of not being represented well in filmsbooks or being misappropriated I personally am interested in the way a narrative extracts universal truths and emotions from its characters than their written or shot pigment appropriation Sometimes I scoff if I see anything misappropriated but I have an understanding that from a business point of view making exotic flavours and people palatable can be done better if done in a graded fashion anathema to Shukla and his brigade here and that a person stereotyping me is insecure of having his own space encroached or parading his own lack of knowledge Yes I d be troubled if a decision maker who is my superior took an overt decision to disadvantage me based on the colour but I live in hope that the laws of the country would come to my rescue Clearly my skin thickness makes me not the ideal target audience for this book While reading non White authors and this is attached to the second plea in the book to have a bigger market for writers from Africasubcontinent who are fed up of being exoticised I am always reminded of Ben Okri s exuisite piece a few years ago where he asked for blackAfrican writers and I d extend this to all ethnic minority culture creators to wake up from their mesmerism with the subject The subject being their skin pigment and the associated histories which has made all the discourse emanating the literature less varied less enjoyable and fatally less enduring He reminded us of the great Aristotle who claimed that The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance With countries like UK accepting immigrants for decades and decades for every story of someone being disadvantaged due to a stereotype there is a story of someone excelling Or someone going through both such experiences in alternation sometimes being elevated sometimes being underestimated for talents they are supposed to be having just because they belong to a certain ethnicity The whole picture is chaotic and made messy with reactions and estimations completely dependent on the reacting party s level of education interest in culture and enthusiasm in confronting their prejudices To reduce this Tower of Babel to a monotonal high pitched affront is doing a disservice for those who have been accommodated who have found love and acceptance and who are just grateful There are many other issues that get thrown into the air and I was rather surprised that almost all essays from black authors were about their exasperation by the monolithic label black which then leads to them making it their mission to demonstrate the range and complexity of the black experience in the real worldMaybe for some balance and Shukla would hate this I also would have liked a few perspectives from mainstream White authors on their experience of dealing with key real life relationships with non Whites when they were forced to dismantle and confront their stereotypes or need to fetishiseexoticise andor the private conflicts they face when creating a non White character or milieuIn all while this litany of victimhood catalogue of misappropriation and petition for complexity contains within it a seed of genuine grievance it calls for a patient editor who would have spread the net wider and gone a bit deeper This would have avoided the marked skewering in tone In its current form I recommend reading it with alternating absorption into slightly positive immigrant experience arcs within UK say the podcasts of the last decade s worth of Desert Island Discs where immigrants are the guests and revisit a life time of struggles in assimilating and appropriating themselves while finding their niche in their adoptive nation

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free read ✓ The Good Immigrant How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat. Short review absolutely essential reading a real eye opening account of living in modern BritainLong reviewSome context I grew up near Bath in Somerset This is a part of the UK that according to recent data is 945% white In my secondary school there were perhaps ten students out of a year of over two hundred students who were anything other than pasty northern European white In other words growing up I was surrounded by an almost overwhelming hegemony of whiteness This was barely challenged during my time studying at Oxford and Exeter both notoriously white institutions though still substantially diverse than my home and so a lot of my education about people who don t look like me has come in media rather than by experience It s easy then as a white person living in a small world where almost everyone is white to believe that racism isn t really a thing in the UK any Because of course you don t experience it and you don t see any evidence of it After all there are no people around you who would be targets of such racism And even if you do by some chance happen into a friendship with someone who s skin is anything other than Skull White in the Games Workshop paints range then anything they experience which isn t outright we don t serve your kind or all you people should get out the country racism completely misses your perception as racism at allThis book does a fantastic job of opening your eyes to the subtleties of what it means to be British and an immigrant Over a variety of essays of differing lengths and perspectives it shows sometimes passively and sometimes with the fervour of a sermon how life is different for those society deems are just a bit too different It is the exact enemy of ignorance including my own because it simply presents in a personal way how the personal experience differs when your skin tone isn t whiteThe essays are definitely of somewhat varying uality with some of them being really fantastically well written while others are of a clunky read though none of them are any less than enlightening Other than this mild complaint about the content I really can t recommend this book heartily enough I m immensely glad I read it thanks to my friend Alex for lending it to me and forcing me to read and have definitely left the reading experience enriched in ways that I didn t even realise were impoverished before starting Five stars

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free read ✓ The Good Immigrant E part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’. It s hard to review a book written by so many different people there are inevitably some I enjoyed than others some that were better written or which touched me but as a collection this is a must read I thought I knew about immigration in my country but these stories showed me I have no idea what fellow Britons of all skin tones and backgrounds have to go through It opened my eyes and people should read this and take that chance to walk in someone else s shoes I read it slowly no than one chapter a day and I think that was a good way to read it because it gave time for each person s narrative to swim around in my brain for a while afterwards It s not a book to consume cover to cover one story after another in my opinion

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • The Good Immigrant
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • English
  • 21 September 2018
  • 9781783522958