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A Map Is Only One StoryAfter Partition Krystal A Sital writes of how undocumented status in the United States can impact love and relationships Porochista Khakpour describes the challenges in writing and rewriting Iranian America Through the power of personal narratives as told by both emerging and established writers A Map Is Only One Story offers a new definition of home in the twenty first centu. A MAP IS ONLY ONE STORY is an anthology collection of essays focused on immigration This book features 20 writers and their uniue stories that explore family being caught between cultures and what it truly means to be home Told from a diverse set of voices from many backgrounds this collection has many interesting perspectives that will resonate with many readersThis recent release is something you won’t want to miss I absolutely loved reading this collection and I flew through it in a couple sittings Most of the essays were ‪around 10 15‬ pages and I kept finding myself saying “Okay just one ” after each one The essay that resonated with me the most was “What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed Race Identity” by Nina Li Coomes The introduction of this book notes a couple essays including one that “recalls the heroines of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and what they taught her about her bicultural identity” I immediately flipped to that essay first and read it right away As a biracial Japanese American woman who grew up watching all the Studio Ghibli films this is one of the only things I’ve read in my life that really reflected my own personal experience I’ve read many books about being Japanese or being a biracial Asian American or loving Japanese media like Ghibli films – but never all three at once I’m sincerely thankful that this book features so many uniue voices and that it linked me to a writer whose works I will now be scouring the internet for Overall I highly recommend this collection and can’t wait to see what other anthologies Catapult publishes in the futurePerfect for readers who love immigrant stories or those who love diverse anthology collections I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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A Map Is Only One Story review Ó 103 » From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian the search for belonging crosses borders and generations Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration policies and pFrom rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian the search for belonging crosses borders and generations Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration policies and polarized rhetoric as twenty writers share provocative personal stories. This essay collection was outstanding and truly highlights why Catapult is the best of the best These 20 essays are from a wide variety of writers and artists each grappling with homeidentityfamilyborders in different ways It struck me while reading especially Victoria Blanco's essay on El PasoJuarez border and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim's essay on the partition between India and Pakistan how arbitrary and oftentimes meaningless borders are yet how they impact our lives histories and relationships in such profound ways This book achieves so much because it showed me how much I have to learn about countries all over the world and also I felt myself profoundly relating to the emotions in this book especially in Kamna Muddagouni's essay How to Stop Saying Sorry When Things Aren't Your FaultI couldn't recommend this collection highly Gorgeous essays to be deeply felt and discussed We particularly White America have a long way to go as an American society in terms of honoring the true humanity of immigrants and refugees Necessary is a word I tend to avoid in my reviews because it's so overused but yes this book is necessary

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Of existing between languages and culturesVictoria Blanco relates how those with family in both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez experience life on the border Nina Li Coomes recalls the heroines of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and what they taught her about her bicultural identity Nur Nasreen Ibrahim details her grandfather’s crossing of the India Pakistan border sixty years. I feel bad giving this review but it was just mediocre I really liked a couple of stories and also really didn’t like a couple and the rest were meh