Zulu by Joan Mathieu
An Irish Journey

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An excellent introduction to Irish culture for anyone traveling to Ireland, "Zulu" is a lyrical and fresh look at emigration from both sides of the Atlantic--over time in one small Irish town and today in New York City .

About Joan Mathieu

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Mathieu is a freelance writer
Published March 1, 1998 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 224 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Lightly mixing personal and family experience with an idiosyncratic social history of Irish immigration, Mathieu's first book draws on her travels to Ireland and her interviews with the Irish in rural Roscrea and environs and in New York City to survey the landscape of emigration in Ireland and i...

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Mathieu stumbles on the unaddressed tension between the former Irish immigrants who have been integrated and the newcomers who take the ""more guerrilla approach to it--get in, get what you can, then get out."" In her explorations of Irish society, the author does learn something of her grandmoth...

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