Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America
“. . . to suddenly discover yourself existing . . . .”
Our Stories: An Introduction to South Asian America is an anthology rooted in community.
Bringing together the voices of sixty-four authors—including a wide range of scholars, artists, journalists, and community members—Our Stories weaves together the myriad histories, experiences, perspectives, and identities that make up the South Asian American community.
This volume consists of ten chapters that explore both the history of South Asian America, spanning from the 1780s through the present day, and various aspects of the South Asian American experience, from civic engagement to family. Each chapter offers stories of struggle, resistance, inspiration, and joy that disrupt dominant narratives that have erased South Asian Americans’ role in U.S. history and made restrictions on our belonging.
By combining these narratives, Our Stories demonstrates the diversity, vibrancy, and power of the South Asian American community.
The book is also accompanied by the Educator Companion for Our Stories, which offers prompts and ideas for educators to utilize Our Stories in junior high or high school (grades 7–12) or college classrooms.