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.

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

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

November 8thUnbelonging 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 

Past Events

Chai & Chat: Unbelonging Hosted at U Miami

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