The Ungrateful Refugee

In The Ungrateful Refugee, her first work of nonfiction, Dina Nayeri offers a searing, nuanced and complex account of her life as a refugee.

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Review of ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’

In 1988, when she was 8 years old, Dina Nayeri and her younger brother fled Iran with their mother, a doctor, who had received death threats from the government’s moral minders because of her activism as a Christian convert. They went first to Dubai, then were refugees in Italy before being granted asylum in the…

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