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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Like Cockroach, The Namesake is documents the immigrant experience. This story follows the Ganguli family from Calcutta to Cambridge Massachusetts. The husband of the family, a trained engineer adapts much better to their new country as the wife is left with a larger struggle. Jhumpa Lahiri is an Indian American writer herself, and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000 for her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies.
Gifted by Nikita Lalwani
Born in India and raised in Wales, Nikita Lalwani delivers an immigrant tale from the other side of the ocean. Gifted follows the story of Rumi, the child of strict Indian parents. Her parents consider her so bright and gifted that they campaign to get her into Oxford at a very young age. The book was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007.
Everything was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran
In Everything was Good-bye, Basran recounts her own experiences growing up in British Columbia. It follows the story of Meena, the youngest of six in a traditional Indian family. She bucks tradition by asserting her independence as a young North American girl.
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