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By H. B. Cavalcanti

ISBN-10: 0299288943

ISBN-13: 9780299288945

In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born pupil who has spent 3 many years operating and residing within the usa, displays on his existence as an immigrant and locations his tale in the context of the bigger historical past of immigration.

    Due to either his relations history and the superiority of U.S. media in Latin the US, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. tradition earlier than arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to accomplish graduate reports. at the moment, possibilities for development within the usa passed these in Brazil, and in an period of army dictatorships all through a lot of Latin the USA, Cavalcanti sought within the usa a kingdom of legislation. during this memoir, he displays at the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. voters, and the prices desirous about rejecting his state of delivery for an followed state. He additionally touches on some of the elements that give a contribution to migration in either the “sending” and “receiving” nations and explores the modern phenomenon of speeded up immigration.

    With its combination of private anecdotes and scholarly details, Almost Home addresses either person and policy-related matters to supply a relocating portrait of the effect of migration on those that, like Cavalcanti, confront either the sweetness and the disorientation inherent within the immigrant experience.

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