Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ten top books about migrants

Sunjeev Sahota is the author of Ours are the Streets and The Year of the Runaways. One of his top ten books about migrants, as shared at the Guardian:
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

This is the story of Zou Lei, a Chinese-Muslim illegal immigrant, and Brad Skinner, a disillusioned soldier, “stop-lossed” from Iraq. Zou, whose name means “thunder”, shows great resilience; it’s Brad who struggles to cope. The book is full of detail, sometimes upsetting, often beautiful in the way it gives a scene life: “He came towards her, his arms whispering on the body of his parka.”
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue