None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary (Hardback)
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None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages
Published: 04/08/2022
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Through seven sentences addressed to them, acclaimed trans writer Alabanza enters upon a thought-provoking and articulate discussion of non-binary identity and the impact of society's attitudes to their existence.

When you are someone that falls outside of categories in so many ways, a lot of things are said to you. And I have had a lot of things said to me.

In None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven sentences people have directed at them about their gender identity. Sentences that have stayed with them; sentences that have impacted them for better and for worse; sentences that speak to the broader issues raised by a world that insists that gender must be a binary.

Through these sentences, which include some of their most personal transformative experiences as a Black mixed-race, working-class, non-binary trans person, Travis Alabanza turns a mirror back on society, giving us reason to question the very framework in which we live and the ways we treat each other.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838854317
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Humane and heart-rending... Alabanza is sassy and witty' - Guardian

'Alternately wry, witty and wounded... Alabanza has a crisp, contemporary writing style... Alabanza lifts the lid on our potential for empathy, alliance and complicity' - Irish Times

'Smart, funny and painful' - Irish Independent

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Katy Wheatley

“A Brave Exploration of the Toxicity of the Gender Binary”

This book is a personal response to Alabanza's 'transness' - It is not a Haynes Manual for being trans. It is a fascinating, brave and wise exploration of their own feelings about it.

It reminds me in... More

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“ESSENTIAL”

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Travis Alabanza writes so miraculously about gender non-conformity - I feel absolute joy that they have written this book; I think it takes a non-binary brain to fully comprehend the absurdity of... More

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“Vulnerable memoir”

A powerful and open memoir about Alabanza's life and relationships. Mainly the book focuses on a few different instances of individual friends or strangers saying very memorable lines. These lines are starting... More

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