The Good Immigrant

The Good Immigrant : 21 writers reflect on race in contemporary Britain

4.33 (11,788 ratings by Goodreads)
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First published in 2016, The Good Immigrant has since been hailed as a modern classic and credited with reshaping the discussion about race in contemporary Britain. It brings together a stellar cast of the country's most exciting voices to reflect on why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be 'other' in a place that doesn't seem to want you, doesn't truly accept you - however many generations you've been here - but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.
This 5th anniversary edition, featuring a new preface by editor Nikesh Shukla, shows that the pieces collected here are as poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking and important as ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 191g
  • Unbound Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781783523955
  • 49,298

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"The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes brutal, always honest … if I could, I’d push a copy of this through the letter box of every front door in Britain."
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'We should recognise the courage that has been shown in producing these essays . . . Helps to open up a much-needed space of unflinching dialogue about race and racism in the UK' Sandeep Parmar, Guardian
'If I could, I'd push a copy of this through the letter box of every front door in Britain' Independent
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About Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla is an author and screenwriter. He is author of The One Who Wrote Destiny, Meatspace and the Costa First Novel Award-shortlisted Coconut Unlimited. He has also written two YA novels: Run, Riot was shortlisted for a National Book Award and The Boxer was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. He is the co-founder of literary journal The Good Journal and the Good Literary Agency. His most recent book, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, was published by Bluebird in 2021.
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