The Ungrateful Refugee reviewed in the New York Times
2019-2020 Fellow Dina Nayeri's latest work, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You was reviewed by New York Times writer Nazila Fathi.
“…Nayeri shed both her accent and her Iranian identity to fit in her new home, where she thought she could grow up believing in herself. Her story is about the transplant’s struggle for acceptance in a society where discrimination is rampant. In Oklahoma, kids called her, among other vulgarities, “cat-eater, terrorist, sand-nigger.” She remained silent and tried to be grateful for her American life.””