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My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education


My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

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4/5 (40 ratings)
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4 hours
Released:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781980062264
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Description

From the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers, essays on being an "accidental" American. An incisive look at the edges of identity for a woman of color in a society centered on whiteness In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capo Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find themselves smashed: be it a rodeo town in Nebraska, a university campus in upstate New York, or Disney World in Florida. Crucet illuminates how she came to see her exclusion from aspects of the theoretical American Dream, despite her family's attempts to fit in with white American culture, beginning with their ill-fated plan to name her after the winner of the Miss America pageant. In prose that is both fearless and slyly humorous, My Time Among the Whites examines the sometimes hopeful, sometimes deeply flawed ways in which many Americans have learned to adapt, exist, and, in the face of all signals saying otherwise, perhaps even thrive in a country that never imagined them here.

Released:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9781980062264
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Jennine Capó Crucet is an author and contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Her novel Make Your Home Among Strangers was a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; it has been adopted as an all-campus read at over twenty-five American universities. Her short stories have been honored with the Iowa Short Fiction Award, an O. Henry Prize, and other awards. Raised in Miami, Florida, she is an associate professor in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska.


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  • (5/5)
    I found amusement, comfort, and reluctant enlightenment in this beautifully written and powerfully related painful but triumphant memoir.
  • (4/5)
    The book was pretty good and unapologetic. To be honest I wasn't in live with the authors voice as a narrator though.
  • (4/5)
    Short but impactful. And lots of laughs to balance the heavier moments.