Critical Storytelling: Multilingual Immigrants in the United States

Critical Storytelling: Multilingual Immigrants in the United States
ISBN: 978-90-04-42604-7

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This edited book is a beautiful and powerful collection of poems and personal and visual narratives of multilingual immigrants in the United States. The purpose of this book is to create a space where immigrant stories can be told from their personal perspectives. The contributors are immigrants from all walks of life who represent a diverse picture of languages, professions, and beliefs from the immigrant diasporas within the United States. Inspired by the use of autoethnography, authors examine their own lives through poems and personal and visual narratives to share with others who might have similar experiences.

PART 1: Poetry

  1. Immigrant Background Students’ Names and Identities in U.S. Schools: Voices from the Underground
    Lydiah Kananu Kiramba
  2. This Is Our Summons Now
    R. Joseph Rodríguez
  3. Gringo or Rican or Just Me
    Gabriel Teodoro Acevedo Velázquez
  4. Spaces in Between
    Sharada Krishnamurthy
  5. “¡Vamos Mijo, I Know You Can Do This!”
    Manuel De Jesús Gómez Portillo
  6. El Sacrificio de una Madre: A Mother’s Sacrifice
    Ana Bautista
  7. Domestic Tongues
    Mauricio Patrón Rivera
  8. Mariposa: A Two-Part Poem
    Zurisaray Espinosa
  9. Beloved
    Jamie Harris

PART 2: Personal Narratives

  1. Subtle Bangla Traits
    Ben Haseen
  2. You Had Better Turn off the Fan: Communicative Competence in Practice
    Jiyoon Lee
  3. Como una Leona: Shielding My Son from Discrimination at School
    Aracelis Nieves
  4. Every Word Is True: An Autoethnography to Unravel My Story
    Babak Khoshnevisan
  5. Quê Hương
    Ethan Tính Trịnh
  6. I Lost My Language But Your Child Doesn’t Have To
    May F. Chung
  7. Pagbabalik: Does It Even Matter?
    Sandy Tadeo
  8. My Life’s Metamorphosis: Becoming Bilingual
    Luis Javier Pentón Herrera
  9. Giving back When Most in Need
    Geovanny Vicente Romero
  10. Journeying through Transnational Spaces: A Reflexive Account of Praxis and Identity Construction
    Rajwan Alshareefy and Cristina Sánchez-Martín
  11. Story Weaving: Tejidos de Conocimientos Que Nos Conectan al Territorio
    Judith Landeros
  12. Entre la Tierra y los Sueños
    Pablo Montes
  13. The Power of Digital Storytelling for English Language Education: A Reflective Essay
    Polina Vinogradova
  14. Lost and Found: A Story of Reclaiming Identities
    Bashar Al Hariri and Fatmeh Alalawneh
  15. The Weight of a Name: My Names and Stories across Lands and Time
    Tairan Qiu

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  • E-Book (PDF), ISBN: 978-90-04-44618-2, Publication Date: 09 Nov 2020, Copyright Date: 01 Jan 2021
  • Hardback/Hardcover, ISBN: 978-90-04-42605-4, Publication Date: 12 Nov 2020, Copyright Date: 01 Jan 2021
  • Paperback, ISBN: 978-90-04-42604-7, Publication Date: 12 Nov 2020, Copyright Date: 01 Jan 2021

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