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An American Family

An American Family

作者 : Khizr Khan

出版社 : Sphere

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定價 : NT 770

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最鼓舞人心的回憶錄,由穆斯林金星家庭陳述一個家庭如何追尋偉大的美國夢
「卡恩充滿抱負的回憶錄,時時刻刻提醒我們隨時歡迎新成員加入美國這個大家庭。」─《科克斯書評》

「我想對卡恩夫婦說:謝謝你們移居美國,因為你們美國成為一個更好的國家。你們是對的,你們的兒子絕對是最棒的,而他壯烈的犧牲絕對讓我們成為一個更強大的國家,他永遠在我們心中。」─美國參議員約翰‧馬侃


穆斯林律師卡恩於2016年民主黨全國代表大會的演講上以短短的300字,震懾了全世界的人。當他拿出袖珍版的美國《憲法》揶揄川普,這場演說引起全球熱烈討論。

透過卡恩的移民過往,我們學習到更多鼓舞人心的故事。出生於巴基斯坦的他是家中10個孩子的老大,永遠充滿好奇心與想法,熱愛祖父為他朗讀詩人魯米的詩詞。他是法律系最認真的學生,也是為了家庭兼差兩份工作的好父親,帶著妻子與孩子以無窮的希望來到美國,很不幸地,多年後兒子戰死於伊拉克戰爭。他是一個愛國者,主張權利、尊嚴及銘記憲法中的平等與自由。

這本回憶錄讓我們更認識卡恩,以及美國百萬名移民家庭的血與淚,特別在這個紛亂的時代,絕對不要害怕勇敢向前。

Timely and timeless, An American Family is an intensely personal immigrant story. Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey from humble beginnings as one of ten children born on a farm in rural Pakistan, his grandfather reading Rumi beneath the moonlight and instilling in young Khizr a yearning for education that ultimately leads him to Harvard Law. A moving love story builds between Khizr and Ghazala when they meet at University, as he tries to get the girl who is out of his league. Always helping others with the little they have, the Khans move to Texas and become citizens as they build a humble, family-focused life in a place thataffords them freedom and dignity. Having instilled the same ideals that brought him to America in the first place, Khan relates the heroic and tragic story of his middle son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who is killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which their undying pride in him and hissacrifice have helped them endure the deepest despair a parent can know. An American Family is a lyrical and intimate depiction of what being an American really means.
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