Dirty River

Dirty River

A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

Book - 2015
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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. Through it all, she works her way through the personal and the political of intersectionality as she comes to identify as a mixed-race person and queer femme of colour, as a disabled person grappling with chronic illness (she has suffered from fibromyalgia since 1998) and as an abuse survivor. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and nightmares.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781551526003
Branch Call Number: 306.7663092 PIEPN
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 21 cm


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This passionate and honest memoir shows us how a disabled queer woman of colour found her way through the “dirty river” of her past.

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