The Latest Dirt on Jeanine Cummins’ Novel

The Latest Dirt on Jeanine Cummins’ Novel

Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt has been deemed one of the most anticipated novels of 2020, included in Oprah Winfrey’s book club, and praised by Stephen King and John Grisham. Today, it’s being slated on twitter by literary fans and critics alike. This dichotomy of its reception puts the novel in a precarious position, with one foot on the side of success and the other in very hot water. When it comes to writing about race, sensitivity is one of the most important factors and Cummins’ latest novel is about Mexican immigrant experience, while Jeanine herself is not Mexican. This has set …

Australian Movement #AuthorsforAsylum Takes off on Twitter

Australian Movement #AuthorsforAsylum Takes off on Twitter

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Australian authors are holding auctions of signed and annotated copies of their work and offers of editing on Twitter in response to leaked government documents revealing plans to force refugees back into danger.    Government documents leaked over night reveal that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton plans to force up to 100 refugees and asylum seekers out onto the street. This will force them back into danger.     Maxine Beneba Clarke is among Australian authors taking part in #authorsforasylum / via The Australian   The documents show that, starting Monday, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection intend to issue dozens of people a ‘final departure Bridging E Visa.’ These …

Mila Kunis and Aziz Ansari Examine Immigration in Six-Word Memoirs

Mila Kunis and Aziz Ansari Examine Immigration in Six-Word Memoirs

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The creators of ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat” have collaborated with Six-Word Memoirs to provide some optimism regarding the topic of immigration in the new book “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat.” Celebrities like Mila Kunis, Aziz Ansari, and George Takei sing songs of hope and praise to their immigrant parents, or, more generally, the immigrant experience.   via Amazon   Entertainment Weekly has revealed a handful of these brief memoirs. Here are some memorable ones:   A better life for our children – Mila Kunis   Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible. – Aziz Ansari   Even after internment, still love America. …

Sarah Jessica Parker Selects Muslim American Novel for New Literary Imprint

Sarah Jessica Parker Selects Muslim American Novel for New Literary Imprint

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Sarah Jessica Parker has recently partnered with Hogarth, the transatlantic imprint of Penguin Random House to produce her own line of books ‘SJP for Hogarth’ and hopes to publish books by both established writers and new voices.  ‘A Place for Us’ is her first acquisition.    Fatima Farheen Mirza, a 26 year old graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop has written a book that deals with the tensions raised within an immigrant family when the daughter decides to marriage of love.   Image Courtesy of Marble House Project   Parker said that Mirza “allows her reader to better understand what it means …