What are some good books to read on International Migrants Day?

It’s International Migrants Day, which aims to raise awareness about the challenges and difficulties of international migration. Hence what better way to broaden our perspective of the world and help us build empathy and understanding, especially when it comes to refugees and displaced people by reading the books that showcase this experience.

πŸ“š Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

πŸ“š The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

πŸ“š Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

πŸ“š Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

πŸ“š Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

πŸ“š The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

πŸ“š The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

πŸ“š Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

πŸ“š On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

πŸ“š The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri

πŸ“š The Return by Hisham Matar

πŸ“š What Is the What by Dave Eggers

πŸ“š Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

πŸ“š The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

πŸ“š No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani

πŸ“š A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Which ones have you read and are there any ones you would recommend?

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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