177: American Limbo

177: American Limbo

Feb 9, 2001
Stories of people living completely outside the grid of American life. Americans in Paris. Chinese in America. West Virginians in treehouses. Mexican-Americans in Rochester.
  • Ira talks with Lee Qi, who came to America from China. He worked in Chinese restaurants in small towns, live in tiny apartments with other illegal immigrants who worked there as well—apartments that were sometimes in the back of the restaurants. He couldn't speak English, didn't go to school. He was 15. It was like being in limbo, he says: Here in America, but not part of it at all. (4 minutes) CityFood/Drinks/CookingImmigrationJobs/Employment

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An interpretation of Limbo, as described in Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

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