Thirty years after the release of Mira Nair's mesmerizing cult classic film, Mississippi Masala, Black x South Asian love continues to be plagued by racism, classism, and anti-Blackness. However, the unforgettable events of 2020, namely; COVID-19, George Floyd's murder and Kamala Harris' nomination as the Vice President of the United States, have inspired a racial reckoning intent on dismantling years of oppression. In "When We See Ourselves," Batambuze takes readers on an intriguing journey into the lives of Black x South Asian individuals who are shattering societal boundaries in the name of love. These ten stories cover anti-Blackness, LGBTQ+, deaf culture, Islamophobia, lost love and more. The rawness of these stories is essential reading for anyone intent on contributing to an equitable society.
- Publication Date
- Jun 4, 2021
- Personal Growth
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- Compiled by: Jonah Batambuze, Edited by: Arsheen Shamaila, Edited by: Ayesha Syeddah, Cover design or artwork by: Sukruti Anah Staneley
- Interior Color
- Square (8.5 x 8.5 in / 216 x 216 mm)