Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives, Daina Jurika Owen

When your country is riddled with violence and oppression, is it possible to escape and find refuge?

We often don’t realize all it takes for refugees to navigate the path to resettlement. They face years of waiting and countless hurdles before arriving in a strange new land with few possessions and little knowledge of their new communities’ language and culture.

How did a diverse group of refugees make their way to the US and settle in Abilene, Texas? Who helped them through the resettlement process as they embarked on their new lives?

In Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives, refugee storytellers from a broad swath of cultures—Rwanda, Congo, Liberia, Cuba, Iraq, Bhutan, and more—reveal their compelling, sometimes humorous, often bittersweet tales of resettlement in West Texas. Through their life stories, refugees share their powerful experiences about the long, hard road they took to get to the US. 

Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives guides us through their journeys and draws us into the world of refugees and resettlement staff, describing the passion and energy needed to help these courageous storytellers resettle in the US and the challenges they faced.

Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is an interesting book, unlike anything I have read before. The reader in Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives will be taken on an entertaining, educational, and captivating journey as we follow a diverse group of refugees and follow them on their highs and lows. Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is written by author Daina Jurika Owen, and Daina throughout Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives will take her readers on a journey like no other. The journey the reader will encounter is at times shocking because of what Daina shares about the refugees in the book, however, the book is also an educational one which will inform readers on key political issues and readers are guaranteed to learn a lot from Daina’s excellent book. If you are a reader, who is looking to read a book that is unlike anything you read before and laced with poignancy and memorable moments, then Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is the book for you and should not be missed!

Stories which are laced with biographies of fascinating people are my favorite type of book to read. I love biographies because they give the reader insight into a person’s life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from the stories of the refugees explored in this book. The reader in Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives will be whisked away on a journey, and Daina is so brilliantly descriptive about the refugees she writes about, that the reader will feel as if they are right there next to them, learning the life lessons they learn along the way and experiencing every moment they do. The reader, thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and the reader won’t be able to resist falling in love with Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives, and that is why I already have to recommend this gem of a book to read!

Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is a sensational book written by Daina Jurika Owen, and in her book, she chronicles the lives of refugees from Liberia, Congo, Rwanda and many more places as they mark their journey to the US and settle in Texas. The stories shared by these refugees are tough, they show us how difficult it is to resettle and seek asylum and how difficult the process is, but it is also an uplifting journey full of hope, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives!

The profoundness in Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Daina effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Daina’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.

Overall Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives is an insightful, informative, captivating book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored in Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives then this book is for you, and so Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below; you won’t regret it!

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