Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place, and Time


"An extraordinary collection of stories from all over the globe. Homelands reminds us that 'home' is a moving target of associations and experiences. A big welcome to the many talented voices who grace its pages and capture the ineffable with such heart and generosity."

—Cristina García, author of Dreaming in Cuban

"A compilation of essays from women of all walks of life as they investigate and experience journeys to their homeland.  Edited by first generation Filipina Americans, "Homelands" includes pieces on the Asian American experience such as Meeta Kaur's commanding story on her Sikh faith and upbringing."

East West Magazine

"Leila [Abu-Saba] has inherited her father's fierce and poignant devotion to Lebanon. So she has written Heartbroken for Lebanon for this book [Homelands], an apt title in the aftermath of Israel's devastating war against that nation this past summer."

—Richard Silverstein, blogger of Tikkun Olam

"Mine is the only essay by a transgendered woman and one of only two by a Korean adoptee. Most of the contributions are from immigrant women from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean, writing about longing and loss: the sense of longing that they feel for the homelands in which they or their parents were born but no longer live in..."

—Pauline Park, contributor to Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place, and Time, from her post on Big Queer Blog

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