Consensual Genocide

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Tsar Publications
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5.86 X 8.74 X 0.28 inches | 0.34 pounds
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About the Author

Winner of the 2012 Lambda Literary Award, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, teacher and performer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan, Roma and Irish ascent. The author of Bodymap, Love Cake and Consensual Genocide and the co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities, her writing has been widely anthologized. She is the co-founder of the queer people of colour arts incubator Mangos With Chili, a lead artist with Sins Invalid and co-founder of Toronto's Asian Arts Freedom School. In 2010 she was named one of the Feminist Press' 40 Feminists Under 40 Shaping the Future. Her first memoir, Dirty River, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in fall 2015.


"If you haven't read any of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha's incredible feminist essays, you're missing out. Her poetry is as unflinchingly political as her non fiction, but it also touches on the more personal territory of her life as a queer disabled femme Sri Lankan artist." --Bitch Magazine "Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's words leap off the page--urgent, sumptuous writing that demands, and deserves, a wide audience. I?m listening." Anna Camilleri, author of I Am a Red Dress, editor of Red Light and Brazen Femme "In the poetry of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, there's a power that's nearly atomic. Leah makes the colonizer's language submit to her tongue." ? Bushra Rehman, co-editor, Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism "Leah's poems make me gasp out loud. My tears fall with relief that her voice cuts through the denial of the post-911 racist war machine. Thank you Leah for these beads of truth, a lifeline." ? Nomy Lamm, activist, performer and fat freaky diva