Brown White Black

An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
Product Number: EB00729701
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250133564
Publisher: Picador
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Intimate and honest essays on motherhood, marriage, love, and acceptance Brown White Black is a portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted child, Shiv, who is black; and their experiences dealing with America's rigid ideas of race, gender, and sexuality. Her clear-eyed and incisive writing on her family's daily struggle to make space for themselves amid racial intolerance and stereotypes personalizes some of America's most fraught issues. Mehra writes candidly about her efforts to protect and shelter Shiv from racial slurs on the playground and from intrusive questions by strangers while educating her child on the realities and dangers of being black in America. In other essays, she discusses growing up in the racially polarized city of Memphis; coming out as queer; being an adoptive mother who is brown; and what it's like to be constantly confronted by people's confusion, concern, and expectations about her child and her family. Above all, Mehra argues passionately for a more nuanced and compassionate understanding of identity and family. Both poignant and challenging, Brown White Black is a remarkable portrait of a loving family on the front lines of some of the most highly charged conversations in our culture.

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Author(s): Nishta J. Mehra
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019

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Author(s): Nishta J. Mehra
Narrator(s): Nishta J. Mehra
Product Number DD41762
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250318732
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Author(s): Nishta J. Mehra
Narrator(s): Nishta J. Mehra
Product Number Z100129917
Released: Feb 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427298669

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