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The Resource This is one way to dance : essays, Sejal Shah

This is one way to dance : essays, Sejal Shah

Label
This is one way to dance : essays
Title
This is one way to dance
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Sejal Shah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the linked essays that make up her debut collection, This Is One Way to Dance, Sejal Shah explores culture, language, family, and place. Throughout the collection, Shah reflects on what it means to make oneself visible and legible through writing in a country that struggles with race and maps her identity as an American, South Asian American, writer of color, and feminist. This Is One Way to Dance draws on Shah's ongoing interests in ethnicity and place: the geographic and cultural distances between people, both real and imagined. Her memoir in essays emerges as Shah wrestles with her experiences growing up and living in western New York, an area of stark racial and economic segregation, as the daughter of Gujarati immigrants from India and Kenya. These essays also trace her movement over twenty years from student to teacher and meditate on her travels and life in New England, New York City, and the Midwest, as she considers what it means to be of a place or from a place, to be foreign or familiar. Shah invites us to consider writing as a somatic practice, a composition of digressions, repetitions-movement as transformation, incantation. Her essays-some narrative, others lyrical and poetic-explore how we are all marked by culture, gender, and race; by the limits of our bodies, by our losses and regrets, by who and what we love, by our ambivalences, and by trauma and silence. Language fractures in its attempt to be spoken. Shah asks and attempts to answer the question: How do you move in such a way that loss does not limit you? This Is One Way to Dance introduces a vital new voice to the conversation about race and belonging in America"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Shah, Sejal
Dewey number
  • 814/.6
  • 8/8/.603
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H3483
LC item number
Z46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crux : the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gujarati Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • East Indian American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • East Indian Americans
Label
This is one way to dance : essays, Sejal Shah
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deluxe -- Thank You -- Pelham Road -- There Is No Mike Here -- Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps -- Temporary Talismans -- Six Hours from Anywhere You Want to Be -- No One Is Ordinary; Everyone Is Ordinary -- Ring Theory -- Saris and Sorrows -- Voice Texting with My Mother
Control code
on1123230007
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780820357232
Lccn
2020001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123230007
Label
This is one way to dance : essays, Sejal Shah
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deluxe -- Thank You -- Pelham Road -- There Is No Mike Here -- Things People Said: An Essay in Seven Steps -- Temporary Talismans -- Six Hours from Anywhere You Want to Be -- No One Is Ordinary; Everyone Is Ordinary -- Ring Theory -- Saris and Sorrows -- Voice Texting with My Mother
Control code
on1123230007
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780820357232
Lccn
2020001681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1123230007

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