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Essays by Teju Cole and Chigozie Obioma will appear in The Good Immigrant USA, an anthology exploring “what it’s like to be othered in an increasingly divided America.”

Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman—the team behind the bestselling book The Good Immigrant—and forthcoming on 7 March from Little, Brown imprint Dialogue Books, the collection also features pieces by Walé Oyéjidé, Fatimah Asghar, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Alexander Chee, Porochista Khakpour, Rahawa Haile, Priya Minhas, Tejal Rao, Maeve Higgins, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Jim St. Germain, Jenny Zhang, Yann Demange, Jean Hannah Edelstein, Chimene Suleyman, Basim Usmani, Daniel José Older, Adrián Villar Rojas, Sebastián Villar Rojas, Dani Fernandez, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Susanne Ramírez de Arellano, Mona Chalabi, and Jade Chang.

In an email to Brittle Paper, Little, Brown publicity manager Millie Seaward stated that the anthology includes “voices from across all walks of life, countires and viewpoints,” describing it as “a fascinating collection,” one that “speaks with nuance and heart about America today.”

Here is a description by its publishers.

An urgent collection of essays by first and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it’s like to be othered in an increasingly divided America.

From Trump’s proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of White Supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling UK edition, hailed by Zadie Smith as ‘lively and vital’, editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman hand the microphone to an incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be in the US is under attack.

These writers, and the many others in this singular collection, share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where they belong.

By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, the essays in The Good Immigrant USA come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of America now.

The Good Immigrant USA can be pre-ordered HERE.

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About Otosirieze Obi-Young

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Otosirieze Obi-Young is Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize and the 2019 Miles Morland Writing Scholarships. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he got an M.A. in African Studies and a combined honours B.A. in History & International Studies and English & Literary Studies. He taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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