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Not long before Election Day, 2016, Samira Ahmed completed the first draft of her novel, "Internment," a dystopian narrative about the rounding up of Muslim Americans.Novels about immigrants, like immigration itself, are a long and central part of American culture.Trump has often pushed back on accusations that he is xenophobic and anti-immigrant, and defended his actions by saying that controlling immigration was important for national security.Devi S. Laskar's first novel, "The Atlas of Reds and Blues," follows the disheartening experience of an American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants when she moves her family to an Atlanta suburb. She began the book before Trump was elected, but found its narrative fit all too well with the current time.Angie Kim began her first novel, "Miracle Creek," several years ago. As she finished the final draft of her story about a Korean immigrant family at the center of a Virginia murder case, Trump had been elected.
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