Almost Home: A Brazilian American's Reflections on Faith, - download pdf or read online

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 areas his tale in the context of the bigger heritage of immigration.

    Due to either his family members heritage and the superiority of U.S. media in Latin the United States, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. tradition prior to arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to accomplish graduate stories. 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 US, Cavalcanti sought within the usa a country of legislation. during this memoir, he displays at the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. voters, and the prices excited about rejecting his nation of beginning for an followed state. He additionally touches on a number of the elements that give a contribution to migration in either the “sending” and “receiving” international locations and explores the modern phenomenon of speeded up immigration.

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

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