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Dirty River

A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

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Lambda Literary Award finalist

In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran away from America with two backpacks and ended up in Canada, where she discovered queer anarchopunk love and revolution, yet remained haunted by the reasons she left home in the first place. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and nightmares, of immigration court lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it reveals how a disabled queer woman of color and abuse survivor navigates the dirty river of the past and, as the subtitle suggests, dreams her way home.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poetry book Love Cake won a Lambda Literary Award.

Arsenal Pulp Press, 9781551526003, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015



About the Author

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer and performer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. She is the author of the poetry collections Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home.