Six Word Stories

Posted by Jolie Peters
(@Jolie Peters)

In collaboration with ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, The Six Word Memoirs Project recently released a book containing hundreds of short-form stories documenting what it’s like to be an American immigrant. These stories were collected from refugees to actors and everyone in between. Regardless of their length, these excerpts are extremely powerful. Here are a few highlights.

 

Thakoon Panichgul

 

Josephine Collett

Gary Shteyngart

 

Nadia Kasvin

 

Madeleine Albright

 

Junot Diaz

 

Zack Kardon

Eddie Huang

 

Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie

 

Hanni Gorenz Finaro

 

José Hernández

 

David Henry Hwang

 

Naki Akrobettoe

 

Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

Wai Chim

 

George Takei

 

Maria Dolores Castillo

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

 

Original source: BuzzFeed News