About the Book
The Blue-Eyed Tiger: Stories of Refugees in America is a collection of short stories detailing the trauma and tragedy faced by refugees resettling in the US today after fleeing civil war and destruction. In this slim volume, Louise Bingham Bennett, MD, a poet and retired physician, takes up the cause of these people. Inspired by her 25 years as a family physician in Rochester, NY working with displaced African Americans and refugees, she weaves tales of their despair, strength, and resilience. Her photos of Africa and Asia add veracity to her words.
A timely read for Americans of all ages concerned about the current crisis facing immigrants and refugees arriving in the US.. A valuable resource for students and teachers in courses on refugees, immigration policy, and people from other cultures….An inspiring and compelling read for all.
Louise B. Bennett is a retired physician and a Swarthmore College graduate. She previously worked at a clinic in Rochester, NY serving refugees from many countries, including Burma and Tanzania. She has published two chapbooks, Translating the Pain and Tumaini Means Hope: Poems of Tanzania. She has also published her memoir, Pass on the Torch: Stories of Social Justice, Family and Adventure and House Calls, a volume of her selected poems.