Unbelonging Sponsored Class Set
Author: Gayatri Sethi
Illustrator: Divya Seshadri
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We are offering sponsored copies of Unbelonging that will be given to minoritized students and educators considering this book for inclusion in syllabi, book clubs, professional development or campus programming.
Sponsoring a class set means you are providing 25 books to minoritized students.
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Where do those relegated to the margins find belonging?
In her luminous debut Unbelonging, Gayatri Sethi deftly interweaves verse, memoir, and a bold call to action as she recounts her experience searching for home in the diaspora.
Drawing upon her life story as a Tanzanian-born-Punjabi turned American educator and mother of biracial children, Sethi tells an intimate tale of stepping into her power while confronting misogyny, racism, and empire.
Spanning decades and continents– from Partition to the Black Lives Matter movement, South Africa to Atlanta – Unbelonging tells urgent truths, inspires critical self-reflection, and emboldens its readers to pursue radical forms of justice, compassion, and solidarity.
Please note, you will not receive a physical copy of these books as they are sponsored for students and educators. We estimate they will receive these books starting in August 2021.
Praise for Unbelonging Sponsored Class Set
"In this sweeping ode to her ancestors and the homelands intimately tied to her identity, Gayatri infuses a blended stylistic narrative with symphonious self-reflection and an incisive call to action. Unbelonging is a mesmerizing debut about truth and naming, colonization and kinship, and a poetic meditation on what it means to be human."
— Anjali Enjeti, Author SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH
"Unbelonging is a breathtaking, heartfelt, necessary poetry collection. A love letter to the diaspora, Unbelonging embraces readers while challenging them to confront their unspoken privileges. You will leave this book in deep reflection of your own history and identity. You will leave this book closer to your own roots, in touch with your heart and ready to forge a more inclusive future."
—Jasmin Kaur, author of when you ask me where I'm going and if I tell you the truth
”Gayatri Sethi is an exemplar; a fearless poet with the rare insight to grasp the imperative of addressing anti-Blackness to contextualize her own experiences of xenophobia, racism and gender bias on these shores. Listen carefully—her voice is a gift for this moment and beyond.”
—Camille Collins, author of The Exene Chronicles