Immigrant stories, books, poems, and more

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In this time of trouble, one of those times that has so, and will so, forget the steely fabric of the nation's continued development, how is it that when the motto of the Great Seal of the United States was changed from E Pluribus Unum to In God We Trust,… Read More

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"Hi, James your piece highlights an apparent paradox in human development. Those who have nothing will happily share with others that which they ..." Read More

As an immigrant, sometimes people say the craziest things to me. Sometimes, I lose all decorum and responds without a filter. Read More
These two segments of the book tells what happened during the military intervention and how it feels to be surrounded by the sounds of war. Its not romantic. Read More
George is riding the NYC subway after a tiring weekend. Read More
The second book in a four part series. Michael McGuire assumes control over the failing family fortunes as Hollywood and the silents get established. He partners with the head of the tong on the eve of prohibition to set a new course for the McGuire family. Read More
A story of my great grandmother and her immigration to the United States Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 04, 2017

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Some say Tran’s Doh Nhut Joint and Taco Chop began life in the mid 1970’s as a severely grayed old Mayan woman selling homemade tacos and burritos on the edge of an unpaved empty lot where the farmer's buses and cattle cars picked up the field workers. In the dry… Read More
A teenager in its high school years wonders what is best for his future. He considers him to be the best, most brilliant, but he is nothing more than a loser. As the time passes, he starts realizing that. Read More
This is the unauthorized almost autobiography of a heroic, forward looking, visionary civil servant in the employment the United States Government. I have compiled this story of this truly great American from notes I made of conversations that we engaged in over a period of many years and from independent… Read More
"Road Kill" is another chapter in the ongoing legend of Rose Houston, direct descendent of the Great Sam Houston, Father of Texas. It is a story of one families tragic loss of a child, of mindless bigotry and attempt to scapegoat and innocent man to vent mindless fury, of duty… Read More
American born, Zu returns to her Grandmother's home in Cape Town, South Africa - a home she has inherited. Tired and jet lagged she finds herself standing at the front door of the old house, face to face with the broken family living there. Read More
I found this poem I wrote a while back. It is about being from mixed heritage parents, being a British Muslim and about being a second generation immigrant. Read More
Glimpse in the life of an immigrant waiting to be waived by. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Mom was an Irish woman who stood 4 feet 11 inches and had seven kids.Her life was more colourful than most and this book serves to give an insight into a family of Irish Immigrants who grew up in the time of the troubles.1960 onwards Read More

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A most generous and hospitable person who struggled through more than anyone ever should have. Read More

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its a story about a young man trying to find an identity trying to fit in and found himself snared into things he'll not usually do its heart gripping its a must hear must read Read More
This is a story i had to write for an english assessment in class and it turned out pretty well. It is from the view of an immigrant that is travelling to Australia in a boat. It shows her first impressions of Australia when she sees itfrom the boat. Read More
This looks at the current economic downturn of today's society, it gives a strong opinion and gives a voice to the lower working class that have long since been silenced by the rich and wealthy. Read More

Poem / Other

April 04, 2011

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A poem written for the illegal immigrant. A poem written for human rights! Read More
It's about a girl from Pakistan who moves to America. Sort of a love story, but not Read More
Shelby leaves her white, middle-class life in Atlanta for the nation of Zambia. But her journey is much more than a geographical one as she struggles to understand her place in the world and in her new home. Read More
An immigrant Honduran man and his mother left their country in search of a better life and to get away from their country where they are exiled from. The immigrant man, 25 year old Phelix Roquez, killed his brother and now left that history and begin to start a new… Read More
Scores of people die every day from natural causes, diseases, accidents, natural disasters, crime and what not; according to Hindu mythology, the Lord of Death ‘Yama’ residing in the Kingdom of Death will choose a handful just before their death for a conversation or a dialogue just to get their… Read More
Getting a diploma from a college was easy part, getting a job particularly if one was considered as an outsider, for whatever reason, will be challenging, to say the least. Contrary to what many believe, higher the degree, say a Ph.D., or an M.D, tougher it gets to get a… Read More
I wrote this after talking to a friend of mine who is a border patrol officer. His daily job is to go out and arrest people who are 'illegally' crossing the border. I believe ALL people should have the freedom to go wherever they want to go as long as… Read More
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