Unbelonging

Where do those relegated to the margins find belonging?

In her luminous debut Unbelonging, Gayatri Sethi deftly interweaves verse, memoir, and a bold call to action as she recounts her experience searching for home in the diaspora. 

Drawing upon her life story as a Tanzanian-born-Punjabi turned American educator and mother of biracial children, Sethi tells an intimate tale of stepping into her power while confronting misogyny, racism, and empire. 

Spanning decades and continents– from Partition to the Black Lives Matter movement, South Africa to Atlanta– Unbelonging tells urgent truths, inspires critical self-reflection, and emboldens its readers to pursue radical forms of justice, compassion, and solidarity.

Join the Book Tour!

Gayatri Sethi and Mango & Marigold Press are holding a book tour for her new book, Unbelonging. Anyone can tune in to the tour virtually.

Be sure to tune in!

August 17th | Gayatri Sethi & Kimberly L. Jones | Brave and Kind Bookshop

August 19th | Gayatri Sethi & Jasmin Kaur | Interabang Books

August 23rd | Anjali Enjeti | Firestorm Books & Coffee

The Reviews are In!​

“… I see so many pedagogical possibilities for this book…”

“Unbelonging is a beautiful and powerful reflection on themes of migration, diaspora, racial justice, and inclusion. As a professor of education, I see so many pedagogical possibilities for this book with high schoolers and college-age students, and as a text for educators to better understand diverse realities of the communities their students may hail from. Sethi weaves together through verse and prose (and reflection boxes for the reader to engage throughout the book) issues of colonialism, sexism, able-ism, racism, and presents counter-narratives and possibilities for cross-racial alliances through a praxis of solidarity. This is a text that should be in the hands of every South Asian American high schooler and college student, as well as engaged by educators and allies.”
Monisha Bajaj
Professor of International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco