H. B. Cavalcanti's Almost Home: A Brazilian American's Reflections on Faith, PDF

By H. B. Cavalcanti

In Almost Home, H. B. Cavalcanti, a Brazilian-born pupil who has spent 3 a long time operating and residing within the usa, displays on his existence as an immigrant and locations his tale in the context of the bigger historical past of immigration.

    Due to either his kinfolk historical past and the superiority of U.S. media in Latin the USA, Cavalcanti already felt immersed in U.S. tradition earlier than arriving in Kentucky in 1981 to accomplish graduate reviews. at the moment, possibilities for development within the usa surpassed these in Brazil, and in an period of army dictatorships all through a lot of Latin the USA, Cavalcanti sought within the usa a kingdom of legislation. during this memoir, he displays at the dynamics of acculturation, immigrant parenting, interactions with native-born U.S. electorate, and the prices fascinated with rejecting his kingdom of start for an followed state. He additionally touches on some of the components that give a contribution to migration in either the “sending” and “receiving” nations and explores the modern phenomenon of sped up immigration.

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

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