Hyphenated Americans: Contemporary Stories of Lives Lived Between Two Cultures
culture of origin on the other. We will also discuss the experiences of children of immigrants who, while growing up and later as adults, face their own questions of identity and belonging. This is a highly interactive course with students encouraged to contribute ideas and share experiences in lively class discussions. The reading list includes stories/chapters from Almost Home by H B. Cavalcanti, India Calling by Anand Giridhardas, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni, and Yellow by Don Lee.
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identity in contemporary fiction, short stories, and memoirs by immigrants to the United States and their children. As an immigrant herself (from Israel), Yanai has a strong personal as well as academic interest in cross-cultural issues. She holds a PhD in American studies from Yale University. In addition to teaching, she has worked as an intercultural trainer, providing individual and group coaching on cultural self-awareness and an understanding of cultural differences.