America Is in the Heart

America Is in the Heart


America Is in the Heart is a semi-autobiographical novel from the celebrated author Carlos Bulosan. Beginning with the young Carlos' difficult childhood in the rural Philippines where he and his family face immense hardship, this gripping story follows the narrator's tumultuous journey in search of a better life in America. This is an eye-opening account of the injustices, abuse and discrimination faced by immigrants in post-Second World War America.

About the author

Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Bulosan (1911-1956) was born in the Philippines under US colonial occupation. He emigrated to the US at the start of the Great Depression and from 1930-56 developed into a leading Filipino writer committed to social justice.
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