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.
Praise and Reviews
Ray Shepard Reviews Gayatri Sethi’s Unbelonging
The Power of Digital Literary Advocacy: Gayatri Sethi Interviewed by Anjali Enjeti
South Asian Today says, “Unbelonging by Gayatri Sethi is a mantra that brown folks must read …”
Pine Reads Review says, “In an expansive work that encompasses the art of memoir, poetry, and intersectional feminist workbooks …”
Desi Girl Magazine talks, “Conversation on the sense of unbelonging with Dr. Gayatri Sethi …”
Praise for Unbelonging
Gayatri Sethi and Mango & Marigold Press are holding a book tour for her new book, Unbelonging. Anyone can tune in to the tour virtually.
November 8th | Unbelonging Lunch Hour Chat with Kakali Bhattacharya | University of Florida
November 9th | Gayatri Sethi & Clayton State University | Visiting Writers Reading
November 11th | Gayatri Sethi & Akhila Das Blah | A Conversation on Identity and Intercultural Anti-Blackness
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