Children's Corner: Finding Home ~ Duaah Hammad, 18yr old Pakistani-American
In her first published work, Finding Home, eighteen-year-old Duaah Hammad offers readers a poignant look at her multi-cultural Pakistani-American existence. With insight well beyond her teenage years, Hammad shares a rarely seen glimpse of life as an immigrant, and the struggle to fit into two very different worlds. Finding Home details her difficult journey of acculturation in a new land while staying true to the demands and expectations of the Pakistani heritage she cherishes.
Each poem paints a moving picture of immigrant life in the United States, and her struggle to bridge two very different cultures. This well-received book takes readers through a fascinating journey of questioning liberty, lifestyles and customs, freedoms, and making peace with the human desire to fit in. Hammad reminds us that learning to love and accept oneself is the primary component of making peace and accepting others,
Duaah Hammad was brought to the United States when she was three years old, the only daughter of immigrant parents from Pakistan. She was raised with South Asian cultural influences, which demanded that she adhere to strict customs, and instilled the need for females to remain silent. In sharp contrast, the American landscape in which she was being raised, including public schooling, offered liberties and freedoms she secretly longed to be able to express.
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