- 256 pages
- Here We Are
- Aarti Namdev Shahani
- 02 September 2018 Aarti Namdev Shahani
A Heartfelt Memoir About The Immigrant Experience From NPR Correspondent Aarti Namdev ShahaniWho Really Belongs In America That Question Has Chased Every Newcomer And Many Native Born Since The Founding Of The Republic In This Heart Wrenching, Vulnerable And Witty Memoir, Journalist Aarti Shahani Digs Deep Inside Herself And Her Family For An Answer One That She Finds In An Unlikely PlaceThe Shahanis Came To Queens From India, By Way Of Casablanca In The S They Were Undocumented For A Few Years And Then, With The Arrival Of Their Green Cards, They Thought They D Made It This Memoir Is The Story Of How They Did, And Didn T Here We Are American Dreams, American Nightmares Follows The Lives Of Aarti, The Precocious Scholarship Kid At One Of Manhattan S Most Elite Prep Schools, And Her Dad, The Shopkeeper Who Mistakenly Sells Watches And Calculators To The Notorious Cali Drug Cartel Together, The Two Represent The Extremes That Coexist In Our Country, Even Within A Single Family, And A Truth About Immigrants That Gets Lost In The Headlines It Isn T A Matter Of Good Or Evil It S ComplicatedUltimately, Here We Are Is A Coming Of Age Story, A Love Letter From An Outspoken Modern Daughter To Her Soft Spoken Old World Father She Never Expected They D Become Best Friends
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