Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted Pre-Order
Edited by: Gabrielle Deonath and Kamini Ramdeen
Forward by: Tanuja Desai Hidier
Expected to Ship January 2021
untold: defining moments of the uprooted contains sensitive content. Recommended for ages 16+
untold: defining moments of the uprooted is a collection of real stories that explores the South Asian experience in the U.S., U.K., and Canada through the lens of identity, being, and relationships. Thirty emerging voices share deeply personal moments of immigration, infertility, divorce, mental health, suicide, racism, colorism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more all while balancing the push and pull of belonging to two cultural hemispheres. Every story sheds light on the authentic truths of living as womxn with hyphenated identities that have been only whispered-until now.
In Partnership with Brown Girl Magazine
Born out of the lack of minority representation in mainstream media, Brown Girl Magazine was created by and for South Asian womxn, who believe in the power of storytelling as a vehicle for community building and empowerment. Through diverse, multimedia content and community building, we empower and engage those who identify as a part of the South Asian diaspora with a hyphenated identity.
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Praise for Untold: Defining Moments of the Uprooted Pre-Order
These deeply personal, stirring, poetic accounts will knock the wind out of you. This collection lifts the veil from the South Asian diaspora, illuminating lived experiences that have for too long been considered taboo.
— Padma Lakshmi
A fascinating collection of deeply personal essays, each author shares what is at once a relatable and unique journey through complex identities, acceptance, and the most unifying theme — our desire for love.
— Kal Penn, actor, writer, producer
Too often, only a certain type of South Asian story is allowed to enter the Western cultural lexicon. 'untold' is a battering ram that breaks through those barriers and offers something more.
— Sopan Deb, New York Times writer and author of Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me