Coverart for item
The Resource Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American, Wajahat Ali

Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American, Wajahat Ali

Label
Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American
Title
Go back to where you came from
Title remainder
and other helpful recommendations on how to become American
Statement of responsibility
Wajahat Ali
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A rollercoaster ride of a memoir, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, by the journalist, playwright, and political activist Wajahat Ali. "Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!" This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where exactly? His hometown in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he can't afford rent? Awkward, left-handed, suffering from OCD, and wearing Husky pants, Ali grew up on the margins of the American mainstream, devoid of Brown superheroes, where people like him were portrayed as goofy sidekicks, shop owners with funny accents, sweaty terrorists, or aspiring sweaty terrorists. Driven by his desire to expand the American narrative to include protagonists who look like him, he became a writer, and in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, an accidental activist and ambassador of all things Muslim-y. He uses his pen with turmeric-stained fingernails to fill in missing narratives, challenge the powerful, and booby trap racist stereotypes. In his bold, hopeful and hilarious memoir, Ali offers indispensable lessons and strategies to help cultivate a more compassionate America"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ali, Wajahat
Dewey number
  • 305.8914/122073092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.P28
LC item number
A45 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ali, Wajahat
  • Children of immigrants
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Political activists
  • Journalists
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American, Wajahat Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1291609815
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780393867978
Lccn
2021037426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291609815
Label
Go back to where you came from : and other helpful recommendations on how to become American, Wajahat Ali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1291609815
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780393867978
Lccn
2021037426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291609815

Library Locations

    • Amesbury Public LibraryBorrow it
      149 Main Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913, US
      42.8553611 -70.9328578
Processing Feedback ...