Enter to win 'The Ungrateful Refugee' by Dina Nayeri

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Hi, Foreign Bodies crew! I’m excited to share our next giveaway pick: The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Iranian American Dina Nayeri, an award-winning debut work of nonfiction that defies stereotypes and raises essential questions about the refugee and immigrant experience. In this powerful book, Nayeri intertwines her own story about fleeing Iran during the revolution with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers. Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Praise and love for The Ungrateful Refugee

“Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the ‘feared swarms,’ asylum-seekers in Greece and the Netherlands . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart-rending stories, eschewing judgment and employing care in threading the stories in with her own . . . This is a memoir laced with stimulus and plenty of heart at a time when the latter has grown elusive.”
— Minnesota Star Tribune

“With inventive, powerful prose, Nayeri demonstrates what should be obvious: that refugees give up everything in their native lands only when absolutely necessary—if they remain, they may face poverty, physical torture, or even death . . . A unique, deeply thought-out refugee saga perfect for our moment.”
Kirkus (Starred Review and Finalist for Kirkus Prize)

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Giveaway rules

Entrants must be paying subscribers or gift recipients of the Foreign Bodies Newsletter and must have a valid mailing address. International applicants welcome for this giveaway. You may only enter once and must use the email address affiliated with your account. Each entry will be assigned a number and winner(s) will be chosen using the Random Integer Generator. Winner(s) will be notified via email and your gift will come personally packaged in the mail. If you win, you’ll receive an email to confirm your mailing address. Shipment tracking included.

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