Dirty River
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Pub Date: 11/03/2015

Pages: 240

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN 13: 9781551526003

ISBN 10: 155152600X

Price: $18.95 / $24.99 CAN

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies

Dirty River

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Price: $18.95

Format:

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About the Book

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran away from America with two backpacks and ended up in Canada, where she discovered queer anarchopunk love and revolution, yet remained haunted by the reasons she left home in the first place. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and nightmares, of immigration court lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it reveals how a disabled queer woman of color and abuse survivor navigates the dirty river of the past and, as the subtitle suggests, "dreams her way home."

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poetry book Love Cake won a Lambda Literary Award.

About the Book

A transformative memoir by a queer disabled brown femme and abuse survivor: an intersectional, tragicomic story told with wild abandon.

Author

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the non-fiction books Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home and Consensual Genocide, and the poetry books Bodymap and Love Cake, and is the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home. A lead artist with disability justice performance collective Sins Invalid and co-founder of queer and trans people of color performance troupe Mangos With Chili, she performs and teaches across North America.