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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

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

By Mehta, Suketu

An impassioned defence of global immigration from the acclaimed author of Maximum City.Drawing on his family's own experience emigrating from India to Britain and America, and years of reporting around the world, Suketu Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to with...ering scrutiny. The West, he argues, is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. He juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of labourers, nannies and others, from Dubai to New York, 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. This Land is Our Land 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 Our Land is a timely and necessary intervention, and literary polemic of the highest order.
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ISBN 9781473563490
Published 22 Aug 2019
Publisher Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781473563490
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Released 22 Aug 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Mehta, Suketu
Category Social Sciences
Immigration & Emigration
Equal Opportunities
Politics & Government
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 304.82
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Emigration and immigration - History, Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, Emigration and immigration - Political aspects
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly