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.

📚 Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

📚 The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

📚 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

📚 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

📚 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

📚 The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

📚 The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

📚 Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

📚 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

📚 The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri

📚 The Return by Hisham Matar

📚 What Is the What by Dave Eggers

📚 Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

📚 The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

📚 No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani

📚 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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