Consensual Genocide

Consensual Genocide Best Download || [Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha] - Consensual Genocide, Consensual Genocide This long awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha is full of the stories we ve been waiting for Tracing bloodlines from Sr Consensual Genocide Best Download || [Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha] - Consensual Genocide, Consensual Genocide This long awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha is full of the stories we ve been waiting for Tracing bloodlines from Sr

  • Title: Consensual Genocide
  • Author: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • ISBN: 9781894770293
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
Consensual Genocide

Consensual Genocide Best Download || [Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha], Consensual Genocide, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Consensual Genocide This long awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha is full of the stories we ve been waiting for Tracing bloodlines from Sri Lanka s civil wars to Brooklyn and Toronto streets these fierce poems are full of heart and guts telling raw truths about brown girl border crossings before and after This l Consensual Genocide Best Download || [Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha] - Consensual Genocide, Consensual Genocide This long awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha is full of the stories we ve been waiting for Tracing bloodlines from Sr

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Consensual Genocide

About “Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

    The daughter of a Sri Lankan father and a Irish Ukrianian mother, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha was raised in Worcester, Mass, an eastern rust belt city known for dirty water and busted buildings A scholarship baby from the age of 8, she moved to New York at 18 to get a BA from Eugene Lang College New School for Social Research, but ended up learning a lot from the student, squatter, spoken word, women of color and queer trans of color movements She left New York for Toronto in 1997 hoping to no longer be the only Sri Lankan in the room, and succeeded She has performed her spoken word all over North America , in front of audiences at Yale and Oberlin and at immigrant rights rallies and benefits for queer youth resource centers She is the author of Consensual Genocide TSAR, 2006 , is a frequent contributor to Bitch and Colorlines magazines and has had work anthologized in Colonize This , With a Rough Tongue Femmes Write Porn, Without a Net, Dangerous Famillies, Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws , and A Girl s Guide to Taking Over the World She works to create a Sri Lanka free from war, multinational corporations and queer, women s and cultural oppression with Blood Memory A Sri Lankan Storytelling Project Leah has taught writing to queer, trans and Two Spirit youth at Supporting Our Youth Toronto s Pink Ink program for the past four years, work that won her a City Of Toronto Community Service Award in 2004 She produces queer of color spoken word shows through her company, brownstargirl productions, and is the co creator of the Asian Arts Freedom School , an arts activism school for API youth in Toronto She loves her kids, the color fuschia, and being a revolutionary high femme Sri Lankan role model and survivor For info, hit her up at brownstargirl.



284 thoughts on “Consensual Genocide

  • Straight to the point Leah Laksmhmi s direct, present writing style makes this collection of her works very accessible and powerful Her struggle, pain, triumph around her identity, and politics actively whitewashed by her mother, passively let go by her father and her ongoing journey to claim and reclaim her ancestry are the resonating themes in a good portion of her work.I found her work refreshing, fresh.


  • 3.75 stars I can t say I m fully on board with the title of this collection, but other than that, queer Sri Lankan badass poet is all you need to know.


  • This has been going on for twenty yearsbut people still go onfeeding chickensgrowing pumpkinscommuting to workIf she asked me the state of my heartI would saythat what I am capable ofis continuingI want to love my way through scar tissuefrom she asked me what my heart was like and I said it was like sri lanka


  • Breathtakingly phenomenal read Very short, but exhilarating nonetheless The discussions of finding love or being in love in the diaspora, comparing body masses to landscapes, the discussion of survivorship and critiques of the remnants of colonization all fits itself into 73 pages of pure, raw, poetic excellence Highly recommend.



  • Sri Lanka, to Brooklyn, to Toronto, seen through the eyes of a queer daughter of parents who grew up in Ceylon, the country now known as Ceylon Rich, ironic, political, worldly.




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