Aarti Namdev Shahani
Most known for her excellent, award-winning work as an NPR correspondent covering Silicon Valley and the vast array of issues that entails, Aarti Shahani is now about to become well-known for her writing, as her new book on identity and belonging in this country, Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares (Celadon), strikingly attests.
"As it chronicles immigrant tragedy and triumph, this provocative book also reveals the dark underside of the American judicial system and the many pitfalls for people of color within a landscape of white privilege. A candid and moving memoir."—Kirkus Reviews.
"Aarti Shahani’s book is destined to take its place among the finest memoirs written in recent decades—a heartbreaking, hilarious and tender love letter to the millions of people who have made their way across lands and oceans to try and find a new life in America. This book will take you on a vivid, almost cinematic journey that is both beautiful and unforgettable."—Guy Raz.
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