ENG 223 > 268: Migrant Literature
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Dr. Karen Laing Urbina, Guide on the Side
Movements of populations, of borders and boundaries, have been shifting inner and outer landscapes since humankind first stepped from the garden. In our times, the push and pull of voluntary and involuntary migration have created opportunities never before imagined. Are we up for the challenges new realities place before us? The history of nothing less than the universe says, YES! Lucille Clifton said it this way, Balance or be balanced. For the next few weeks, this community of scholars will examine the intercultural competencies we bring to the challenging themes of literature related to border-crossings of all kinds, and identify those bridges we have yet to build. The following authors, tool and texts will serve as our guides.
- Ibtisam Barakat's Tasting the Sky
- StaceyAnn Chin's The Other Side of Paradise
- Chitra Divakaruni's Sister of My Heart
- Suarez and Van Cleave's American Diaspora
- Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker
- Luis Urrea's Six Kinds of Sky
- Aleksander Hemon's Love & Obstacles
- Chris Abani's Virgin of Flames
- Pearson's My Literature Lab