"The rich voices and cultures that are introduced show a different side to immigrants than is often painted of them".
- Heather Lawson from heatherreviews.wordpress.com
“A diverse set of stories about finding a home in a new country.”
AMERICA DECONSTRUCTED - MARCH 5, 2019
PUBLISHER : MOTIVATIONAL PRESS
A montage into the lives of sixteen immigrants and their journey in America.
Naseer was nine years old when he escaped Taliban and fled Afghanistan. His story, “There are some people who are coming to take me away”, chronicles the resilience of a nine year old boy as he traveled from Afghanistan to America in his quest for the American dream. “I saw a ripe mango I’d like to pluck” showcases the love story of Chidibere and Ifeyinwa and their struggles with language, culture and being African in America. In the story “Kosovo, really...cool”, Lisian takes us through his journey to America and often being asked his identity in spite of being white. In the story “I am exotic, mocha, P-diddy”, Parag describes his journey from a young sixth grader who hid his attraction to boys in conservative India to embracing his sexuality in America.
America Deconstructed follows sixteen immigrants as they conquer new language, cultural differences, goof ups from language barrier, love, lust and everything in between to live their American Dream. What does it mean to be an immigrant beyond the stamp on a passport or a visa - America Deconstructed strives to answer that question!