Author Margarita Gokun Silver emigrated from the Soviet Union to the US as a teenager. She recounts her experience of facing rampant anti-Semitism in the USSR and the challenges of assimilating into American culture, including losing her ‘villainy-sounding Russian accent when speaking English.’ Check out her interview with The Jewish News for more.

I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales)

Margarita Gokun Silver

Published: 29 July 2021

Buy a pair of Levi’s, lose the Russian accent, and turn yourself into an American. Really, how difficult could it be?

Margarita Gokun Silver