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Awesome Things My Friends Have Made #2: Duel for Citizenship [20160415|09:51]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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My friend Holly ([personal profile] hollymath) is writing a book about being an immigrant. Like me, Holly has lived in the UK for many years as an immigrant and has written poignant posts on the subject, as can be seen the foreignness tag on her DW. She has a gift for voicing thoughts for which I often struggle to find the words.

The Kickstarter for her book, Duel for Citizenship, has just 12 hours left. It can be found here. Most levels of support include a copy of the book as an incentive. If you can support her project, which I see as a vital response to the clamour of toxic and xenophobic anti-immigrant/refugee rhetoric currently dominating the public narrative, I would appreciate it too.

This entry was originally posted at http://nanila.dreamwidth.org/1024106.html. The titration count is at comment count unavailable.0 pKa.

[User Picture]From: hano
2016-04-15 11:59 (UTC)
Done. I'm heartily sick of the xenophobic rhetoric and general dog-whistle politics the right wing press spends so much time amplifying.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-04-15 12:19 (UTC)
Thank you. That's good to hear.
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[User Picture]From: hano
2016-04-15 12:37 (UTC)
My mother was an immigrant to this country at the end of the 50s. It was hard enough coming from Dublin - she remembered the signs that said 'no blacks, no irish, no dogs' but it was, and is, infinitely worse if you're non-white and/or not a native English speaker. It is to this country's eternal shame that said attitudes are still routinely tolerated.
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