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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto (Hardback)

By Mehta, Suketu

An impassioned argument for why America needs more immigrants There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But do we really understand it? In This Land Is Their Land, the renowned author Suketu Mehta attacks the issue head-...on. Drawing on his own experience as an Indian-born teenager growing up in New York City and on years of reporting around the world, Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. As he explains, the West is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. Mehta juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of laborers, nannies, and others, from Dubai to Queens, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate change reshape large parts of the planet, it is little surprise that borders have become so porous. But Mehta also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality on large swathes of the world: When today's immigrants are asked, Why are you here?, they can justly respond, We are here because you were there. And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, This Land Is Their Land is a timely and necessary intervention, and literary polemic of the highest order.
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ISBN 9780374276027
Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780374276027
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Released 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mehta, Suketu
Category Immigration & Emigration
Central Government Policies
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.90691209
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - Emigration and immigration - Government policy, United States - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, Immigrants - Social conditions - 21st century, Immigrants - Cultural assimilation, Western countries - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade