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The Ungrateful Refugee

Will Bachman Book of the Week
January 9, 2020

Back in 2001, Dina Nayeri was in my class of Business Analysts in the New York office of McKinsey. Later, after getting an MBA at Harvard, she turned to writing and has two published novels.

Now she has produced her first non-fiction book, the story of how she left Iran with her brother and mother in 1989 (leaving their father behind.) Their story is intertwined with the stories of more recent refugees, based on reporting Dina did at a camp in Greece.

I read The Ungrateful Refugee in one evening over the holidays: highly recommended.