From Playwriting to Poetry

Get it now! Sundance Institute Theatre Lab alum Shailja Patel's (2010 Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA) book Migritude was recently released and has quickly become an Amazon bestseller in Asian Poetry. Migritude weaves together family history, reportage, and monologues of violence, colonization, and love to create an achingly beautiful portrait of women's lives and migrant journeys undertaken in the boot print of empire.

Shailja is a Kenyan-born poet/performance artist whose deeply personal work deals with the social, gender, and sexual politics of her home country. She is a true activist and has the rare ability to cut to the heart of complex political realities. Shailja will be appearing in the following cities with her new book:

November 5, 7:00 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
November 9, 7:00 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, CA
November 11, 6.30 p.m., Global Fund For Women's Resist, Reclaim, Restore, with Isabel Allende, San Francisco, CA
East Coast Tour: March 2011

Check out her book today!

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