Outcasts United Joins Another College’s Fall Curriculum
Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town in Clarkston, Georgia, turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.
Beloit College’s Writing Program has selected the book for its Fall 2009 course on The Long Horizon: Refugees in the United States and the University of Hartford’s Politics & Government Dept. is using it for their Globalization of People course. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town is also a popular common reading selection at several colleges. For a complete list, click here.
“Truly unforgettable, Outcasts United offers a stirring lesson in the power of a single person to transform the lives of many. It’s an incisive window into the world ahead for all of us, where cultural diversity won’t be an ideal or a course requirement or a corporate initiative but a fact of life that has to be wrestled with and reconciled, if never quite resolved.”
—Reza Aslan, author of No God but God
For more information on the book and the author, click here.
To read an excerpt, click here.
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Entry filed under: African and African American, History, Literature, Sociology, Uncategorized. Tags: Africa, Assimilation, Clarkston, cultural studies, diversity, History, Immigration, politics, Poverty, Refugees, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sports History.
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