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Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Buttercup, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_starkey_samantha.pdf
Overview "A twelve-year-old Polish immigrant arrives in Brooklyn in 1953, facing a set of hardships that are disctinctly quieter than those her family faced in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. From childhood to marriage to old age, Mary attempts to rectify the trauma of her wartime childhood, particularly the events surrounding the Warsaw Rising, with her experience as an American woman—including sexual violence, as well as innumerable smaller acts of aggression—in the latter half of the twentieth and the early...
Dates: 2020

Hear the Wind Whisper, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_xu_liren.pdf
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"My short film named Hear the Wind Whisper, talks about an elderly woman Minyan living in a house with her daughter in America alone. However her neighbor Liling from the same hometown brings joy and warmth to her. In this afternoon, the memory of her dead husband comes back in a gentle breeze. Minyan tries to adapt to the life in Boston and finds the new connection with the surroundings." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

Nafs Said, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020fall_hussain_huma.pdf
Overview "Nafs Said is a story about an Indian-Muslim housewife, Maryam, whose mundane life is abruptly interrupted by an opportunity to finally explore her desires. Maryam is a new immigrant in America and has always craved agency. Despite this being a source of unease and frustration, Maryam resigns herself to a relationship that allows women to only participate passively. Nafs Said is a study of the rhythms of domestic life and how women mold themselves around religious and cultural expectations...
Dates: 2020