Novelist Dina Nayeri’s urgent, provocative stories recount her flight from Iran, her need to assimilate in the United States, and her frustration at the injustices and indignities refugees face. Volunteering at refugee camps in Greece and assisting asylum seekers in Europe, Nayeri encountered tragedy, sorrow, hopelessness, anger and apathy, but also courage, love and determination. Frustrated with Western institutions that keep asylum seekers out, she’s disappointed at society’s antipathy and suspicion. Nayeri’s memorable, fearless stories call for compassion and justice for the most vulnerable people in the world.
About the Author
Dina Nayeri is winner of the UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts literature grant. Her novels Refuge and A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea have been translated into several languages.