Thursday, July 23, 2015

Top ten 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:
My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Last year, in India, I spoke to a deported illegal immigrant who said he’d come to England so that “kuch ban jaweh”, “something might be made” - a future, perhaps. It reminded me of the immigrants in Cather’s novel - from Bohemia, mainly, but also Scandinavia – who live in sod-houses and work the Nebraskan soil, where “there was nothing but land; not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made”.
Read about the other books on the list.

My Ántonia is one of Chris Hannan's top ten tales of the American frontier.

--Marshal Zeringue