When Your Country Calls You an Alien
Sometimes, the word “belonging” feels more apt when snapped into two: be longing.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Namrata Verghese is a JD and PhD student at Stanford. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, World Literature Today, and elsewhere; her first collection of short stories was published by Speaking Tiger Books in 2019. Read more or say hi at www.namrataverghese.com.
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Each time I am lured by the mirage of progress, someone knocks at the door and I am reminded of being thirteen and having nightmares about ICE at our door.
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