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- DescriptionIn Ruth Behar's intimate, unconventional memoir, poignant memories of growing up as an immigrant child come together with reflections on being a traveling anthropologist who cherishes the kindness of strangers.
- Author BiographyRuth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba. She and her family moved to New York City when she was five. In the years since, she has become an internationally acclaimed writer and the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of many books, including An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba; The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart; and Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza's Story, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In addition to her work as an anthropologist, Behar is a poet, a fiction writer, and a documentary filmmaker. She wrote, directed, and produced Adio Kerida (Goodbye Dear Love), a film that has been shown at film festivals around the world. Behar has been honored with many prizes, including a MacArthur Genius Award.
- Author(s)Ruth Behar
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication06/08/2014
- GenreAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note18 photographs
- Weight308 g
- Width133 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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