Category Archives: My America

In Their Own Words: Isabel Ibañez

It wasn’t until much later that I recognized why, and when I did, I embraced [...]

My America: Rigoberto González

"I believe to be American there is a passion for wanting to expand the definition [...]

In Their Own Words: Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi Darraj is a Palestinian-American writer who has won multiple awards for her short [...]

Immigrant Writers on Community

At a time when people around the world travel great distances to be home with [...]

My America: Amitav Ghosh

"My writing emerges from that borderland between many languages. Bengali, Italian, English. I draw on [...]

“My America” Reading List

All the books featured in My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today. We present our [...]

My America: Akwaeke Emezi

"I only belong in places I create. And that has been, I think, the most [...]

In Their Own Words: Dominic A. Pacyga

Historian Dominic A. Pacyga grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a working [...]

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My America: Edwidge Danticat

I became a writer because I grew up with storytellers, oral storytellers. Some of them [...]

In Their Own Words: Rebecca Deng

Rebecca Deng hasn’t had an easy life. Born in what is now South Sudan, her [...]

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