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I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter

I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (Hardback)

By Chariandy, David

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Stunning. A precise puncturing of the post-racial bubble. --Nafkote Tamirat For readers of Between the World and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prizewinning novelist David Chariandy. I can glimpse, throug...h the lens of my own experience, how a parent or grandparent, encouraged to remain silent and feel ashamed of themselves, may nevertheless find the strength to voice directly to a child a truer story of ancestry. When a moment of ignored-in-the-moment bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, What happened? David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter. The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future.
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ISBN 9781635572872
Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781635572872
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing
Released 5 Mar 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Chariandy, David
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Ethnic Studies
Immigration & Emigration
Equal Opportunities
Slavery & Emancipation
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 204g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fathers and daughters, Authors, Canadian - 21st century, Race - Social aspects, Chariandy, David John
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade