An Important Collection of Diverse Stories

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These stories took me ages to get through, not because they were bad (though I didn’t always love Kaseke’s writing style) but just because they all felt so real. Some of the stories were dark and heartbreaking, while others felt so hopeful. The diversity of immigrant experiences in the US was explored in such a thoughtful way that really made me sit and think. My favorite stories, in particular, were "The Collector of Degrees", a story about a person desperately doing all they can to stay in America (told in the second person which always makes for such an interesting narrative style) and "Imported Husband", which I found oftentimes difficult to read, but still a tremendously important story. While not a new favorite, I do feel like I’ve grown through this reading and am looking forward to reading more books by African authors in the future.