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.

Awards

5/5

Indie Book Silver Medalist 
Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medalist 
March Parent Book Of The Month | Reading Revolutionaries

2021 Story Monsters Winner

Praise and Reviews

2021 Story Monsters Winners

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

Book Events

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

Upcoming Events

May 24, 7pm ET | Beyond AANHPI Heritage Month | Firestorm Coop

May 19, 7:30pm ET | Writers & Books: Gayatri Sethi & Sejal Shah | Book Talk: Unbelonging

 

Past Events

February 26th, 1pm ET | Golden Girl: Reem Faruqi in conversation with Gayatri Sethi

January 30th, 5pm ET | Spill the Chai with Gayatri Sethi X JORE

 

January 17th, 4pm PST | Gayatri Sethi & Rashmi Bismark | Book Talk: Unbelonging & Finding Om

November 11th | Gayatri Sethi & Akhila Das Blah | A Conversation on Identity and Intercultural Anti-Blackness

November 9th | Gayatri Sethi & Clayton State University | Visiting Writers Reading

November 8thUnbelonging Lunch Hour Chat with Kakali Bhattacharya | University of Florida

Chai & Chat: Unbelonging Hosted at U Miami

August 23rd | Anjali Enjeti | Firestorm Books & Coffee

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

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