Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi and a resident of the United States, who has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey; Brooklyn, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. He has studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and presently teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi. Temporary People, his first novel, was the inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.
Migrant Vernaculars: Deepak Unnikrishnan’s “Temporary People”
“Temporary People” delves into the lives, myths, and vocabularies of the Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Filipinos who make up UAE’s subaltern class....