A daughter’s journey through foreign grief.

THIS MONTH

 

 

 

 

When the refugee, literally and metaphorically, is bereft of language, home, friends, family, and hope, he or she can find in a library a substitute.


The poetry of Qi'Ang Meng: solitude and phantasmas.
”The lights going off, you and I / and foreigners climb into our beds / like exhausted warriors. Succulents of night”

Communicating what is truly happening in her country is one of Arantxa’s greatest goals —the corruption of a government’s dictatorship that wears the mask of democracy for the rest of the world to see.



Stories from previous weeks:

Changing expectations through art: portraits and interviews with 16 immigrant women in New York: “You can never imagine where these women are coming from and what their stories are.”

Brown or White? How Health Conditions Can Affect Cultural Identity

“It was springtime. The sweet perfume of the wisteria dominated the whole street. I approached the house and climbed stairs that were covered by the wisteria in full bloom. The canopy was still intact. The grape- like flowers dangled from the canopy like lanterns...”


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Shifting Ground sculpture workshop connects immigrant communities with visiting artists -The Gazette

  • Mireya’s Third Crossing -The Atlantic

  • This Tiny Desk Contestant Rapped A Love Letter To Her Immigrant Mother -NPR

  • The Alien Chronicles: Immigrant Stories -Stitcher

  • A New Capitalist: An Immigrant Story -Forbes

  • Nnedi Okorafor Tells an Immigrant Story in ‘LaGuardia,’ the Most Subversive Graphic Novel at Comic-Con -The Daily Beast

  • An Unintended Consequence of Trump's Repeated Threats of Raids: More Immigrants Know Their Rights -Time

  • Rewriting Greek Tragedies as Immigrant Stories -NYTimes

  • The Food Business Incubator That Helps Immigrant Women Pursue The American Dream -NPR

  • New Anthology of Essays, Memoir, Stories, and Poems by NYC Immigrant “Dreamers” -PEN

  • Foster Grandparent shares his immigrant story and the joy of mentorship after retirement -Fresno EOC

  • Multiversant NYFA 2018 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program - ChaShama

  • In 'Leavings/Belongings,' Artist Yu-Wen Wu Explores Women's Stories of Displacement -wbur

  • The For-Refugees, By-Refugees Newspaper That Prints in Six Different Languages -Narratively

  • Op-Ed: My Latinx students write what they know. And their words are powerful -LA Times