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I've said that I'm not fond of short stories, so here I go reading a book full if them. Well, I'm also slowly reading around the world. That means I'm reading books by foreign authors about foreign lands. For the record, I am a citizen of the United States, so most of the countries on the planet are foreign to me.
The author is a permanent resident in the US. She's from Zimbabwe, a country that used to have a vibrant economy and now doesn't. The stories cover a wide range of issues for the African immigrant, from maintaining a visa to supporting relatives back home. Some of the stories are hopeful. Some are sad. All show a part of the life of the immigrant that we natural citizens don't think about.
I liked the book. It was very insightful reading. I think I gained some knowledge I didn't have before that will change the way I look at the immigrant situation.
I received the copy of the book I read for this review from the publisher on Netgalley. I am also supposed to get a print copy that I won from BookishFirst, but it hasn't arrived yet.