“He had spent his entire life in Pakistan as part of the majority. What would it feel like, he wondered, to consider America home?” View this email in your browser
“Foreign-Returned,” by Sadia Shepard
“He had spent his entire life in Pakistan as part of the majority. What would it feel like, he wondered, to consider America home?”
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Sadia Shepard talks about the themes of her story in this week’s issue.
Shepard reads her story on The Writer’s Voice podcast.
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