Brown album: essays on exile and identity
Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
"Novelist Porochista Khakpour's family moved to Los Angeles after fleeing the Iranian Revolution, giving up their successes only to be greeted by an alienating culture. Growing up as an immigrant in America means that one has to make one's way through a confusing tangle of conflicting cultures and expectations. And Porochista is pulled between the glitzy culture of Tehrangeles, an enclave of wealthy Iranians and Persians in LA, her own family's modest life and culture, and becoming an assimilated American. Porochista rebels--she bleaches her hair and flees to the East Coast, where she finds her community: other people writing and thinking at the fringes. But, 9/11 happens and with horror, Porochista watches from her apartment window as the towers fall. Extremism and fear of the Middle East rises in the aftermath and then again with the election of Donald Trump. Porochista is forced to finally grapple with what it means to be Middle-Eastern and Iranian, an immigrant, and a refugee in our country today." -- Goodreads.com
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|Grouping Title||brown album essays on exile and identity|
|Grouping Author||porochista khakpour|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-08-08 23:40:12PM|
|Last Indexed||2022-08-15 02:08:41AM|
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