Thank you to Deborah Gordon for choosing to teach An Immigrant’s Story. I am honored that the abridged version of The House of Six Doors, was used for both the winter and spring quarters at UCSB, in an Extension Reading and Discussion class for foreign students. There were students from all over the world in this English class.
The abridged version was published to offer speakers of languages other than English, content they would be able to relate to. At the end of each quarter I was invited to meet the students, I was delighted that they had many thoughtful questions.
A big thank you to all the students. I enjoyed your questions and comments tremendously.
I am excited to share with you that The House of Six Doors: An Immigrant’s Memoir, has recently been named winner in the Multicultural Non-Fiction category of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Please join me and bestselling author Pico Iyer on May 19th at 7pm at UCSB Multi-Cultural Center for an on stage conversation about my novel The House of Six Doors and the universal struggles and triumphs of the immigrants’ experience.
The talk at Westmont College on April 19 was very lovely. I read excerpts from my novel and talked about how four different cultures influenced my identity.
The questions and conversation after the presentation were thoughtful and poignant and the discussion was lively and stimulating. I loved that many people in the audience shared their immigrant experiences, which brought the conversation to a deeper level.
Thanks to all who attended and Thanks to the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and The Office of Intercultural Programs at Westmont College for sponsoring this event!