The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, through essays written by black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today. Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants – job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees – until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real. With contributions from Riz Ahmed, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Nish Kumar and Coco Khan, among others.
Edited by Nikesh Shukla
Paperback, 272 pages
20 x 13cm
Printed on responsibly sourced paper
Printed in the UK
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