Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
long-awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan
writer and spoken-word artist Leah Lakshmi
Piepzna-Samarasinha is full of the stories we’ve been
waiting for. Tracing bloodlines from Sri Lanka’s civil wars
to Brooklyn and Toronto streets, these fierce poems are full
of heart and guts, telling raw truths about brown girl
border crossings before and after 9/11, surviving abuse,
mixed-race journeys and high femme rebellions. Consensual
Genocide celebrates our survival and marks our rebel
memories into history.
“Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's words leap off the page–urgent, sumptuous writing that demands, and deserves, a wide audience. I'm listening.”
— Anna Camilleri, author of I Am a Red Dress, editor Red Light and Brazen Femmes
Praise for Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's Love Cake:
"If you haven't read any of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha's incredible feminist essays, you're missing out. Her poetry is as unflinchingly political as her non fiction, but it also touches on the more personal territory of her life as a queer disabled femme Sri Lankan artist."
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-29-3
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Publication Date: 2006
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