Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran clear of the United States with backpacks and ended up in Canada, the place she came upon queer anarchopunk love and revolution, but remained haunted through the explanations she left domestic within the first position. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of desires and nightmares, of immigration courtroom lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it unearths how a disabled queer lady of colour and abuse survivor navigates the soiled river of the prior and, because the subtitle indicates, "dreams her means home."

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

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