This Is One Way to Dance: Essays - Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction Series (Paperback)Sejal Shah (author)
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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.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Sejal Shah's lyrical This Is One Way to Dance deftly explores the intricacies of identity, culture, family, and what it means to be 'American' in our increasingly diverse nation. The writing is vivid, Shah's observations are nimble and wise, and the result is a book that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking.--Dinty W. Moore "author of Between Panic and Desire "
You'll find that these meditative memoranda don't end when they are over but continue to work their magic, an alchemy that transubstantiates both memory and memoir. Here are the maps for here, steps stenciled on the finished dance floor, a Little Giddings rag that brings us back to where we started and there to know the place for the very first time.--Michael Martone "author of Brooding "
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