Ben Coates came to the Netherlands in 2010 when his flight was diverted to Amsterdam Airport. He has since made the country his home and in 2015, published Why the Dutch are Different based on his research and experiences living there.
Anchee Min's memoir, The Cooked Seed, is a gripping story that describes the hardships in China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution and her experiences as a struggling immigrant in the United States.
Born to a black mother and a white father during Apartheid in South Africa, Trevor Noah's existence was deemed illegal. In a memoir that is both humorous and poignant, Noah recounts his experiences growing up as a mixed-race child in South Africa.