A Pakistani-Dutch writer’s multicultural memoir of grief and immigrant experience
that illuminates the complexities of identity and inheritance in a global world.

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We Take Our Cities with Us is a memoir of uncommon delicacy and emotional force . . . . This is an intimate, beautiful, and lasting book.”

Claire Messud, The Burning Girl

We Take Our Cities with Us  is an exquisite memoir, a dazzling exploration of time, place, and self. I loved it.”

Lily King, Writers & Lovers

Part map, part family tree, We Take Our Cities with Us provides an intimate glimpse into what it means to make a home in the global modern age. Sorayya Khan is an exquisite storyteller, and we will take this story with us.”

Eleanor Henderson, Everything I Have is Yours

Elegant and richly remembered, this [book] offers a poignant tribute to the complex beauty of inherited histories.”

Publishers Weekly

Sorayya Khan’s extraordinary memoir traverses a deeply personal terrain dotted with questions of identity, culture, and belonging . . . . Thoroughly gratifying.”

Raza Rumi, Delhi By Heart


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