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In an interview with Wasafiri, a British magazine for contemporary international writing, Shailja Patel explores social justice issues through her distinct perspective as an activist and poet. She traces her trajectory to activism from her first career in finance and contemplates the complexity of labels. “‘Activist’ as it’s used in Kenya is inadequate for me because […]

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Critic Aaron Bady at the New Inquiry recently highlighted Shailja Patel’s MIGRITUDE on his blog Zunguzungu. Patel’s text is part memoir and part political history, a hybrid of poetry and performance in written form to create a portrait of women’s lives and migrant journeys. It nearly topped Bady’s list of African must-reads. He movingly describes the impact of […]

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Participate in Kaya Press’ “Animating Poetry Contest – Vote for Your Favorite!” contest on Facebook for a chance to win a signed copy of Shailja Patel’s tour-de-force book Migritude. Students from Parsons the New School for Design were asked to interpret one of Patel’s poems “Shilling Love” in Ken Tanabe’s Motion Graphics 2 class. Check […]

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November 11th, 6.30pm, San Francisco, CA Watch Shailja Patel perform at Global Fund For Women’s “Resist, Reclaim, Restore” with Isabel Allende! Spend an evening with the Global Fund for Women. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation between acclaimed novelist and philanthropist Isabel Allende and Kavita N. Ramdas, former CEO of the Global Fund for Women. […]

 
 
 
 

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