My Slipper Floated Away - New American Memoirs by
Publication Date: 2020
"Most of the students in my memoir workshops at Lehman College in the Bronx are immigrants, first generation American, and/or people of color. They come the Dominican Republic, India, Gambia, Kazakhstan – all over the world – and their writing is rich with fresh perspectives and beloved customs. Whether their grandmothers soothed them with warm parathas, milk chai, feta cheese bureks or Pastelon de Papas, the writers in these essays evoke both their love for their background cultures and their pursuit of an elusive American dream..."
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