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I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter

Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $20.00
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ISBN: 9781635572872
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 91
Publication Date: 3/5/2019
Size: 8.11" l x 5.28" w x 0.61"
Series: N/A

When a moment of ignored-in-the-moment bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, "What happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter.

The son of Black and South Asian migrants from Trinidad, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future.

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