29 leads to love

By (author): Salimah Valiani

In a world barely beginning to recognize itself as dazzlingly multihued, the erupting ecocide is teaching that while no accounting of complexity is complete, change is true and the sky, singular.

We are of parts fundamentally interconnected and overlapping.

If we choose it, this overlapping can become a continuum. A continuum of movement combined with still-ness, individuality reaching for the whole, loss and surrender, abandon and opening.

And of falling: an ever-falling, toward the intensive care that is love.

AUTHOR

Salimah Valiani

Salimah Valiani is a poet, an activist and a researcher. She is the author of two collections of poetry – breathing for breadth (2005) and Letter Out: Letter In (2009). An Associate Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Learning, Social Economy and Work at the University of Toronto, she is also the author of Rethinking Unequal Exchange: The Global Integration of Nursing Labour Markets (2012). In June 2012, she was awarded the Feminist Economics Rhonda Williams Prize, an award recognizing feminist scholarship and activism in the spirit of the African American economist and activist, Rhonda Williams. Her poetry and essays have appeared in a number of Canadian journals and anthologies.

Reviews

“Valiani’s words vibrate with a keen awareness of love as a force of rupture/rapture/way of navigating through the crises of capitalism/climate and the multiform/ever-present nature of colonial “pasts,” should love be what leads the way as we embark on journeys across the globe that are continually “rebeginning.” 29 leads to love is a book that is part radical map, part kinetic geography of the body, but also “part there / part here / part beyond.”
?Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita

“Salimah Valiani’s 29 leads to love is an paean to love that is political, transformative and global. Her words–precise, evocative and justice-seeking–take us to streets of New Delhi, Mexico, Johannesburg, and Manila, showing and teaching us that love is more than what we can imagine.”
?Farzana Doctor, author of SEVEN


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In a world barely beginning to recognize itself as dazzlingly multihued, the erupting ecocide is teaching that while no accounting of complexity is complete, change is true and the sky, singular.

We are of parts fundamentally interconnected and overlapping.

If we choose it, this overlapping can become a continuum. A continuum of movement combined with still-ness, individuality reaching for the whole, loss and surrender, abandon and opening.

And of falling: an ever-falling, toward the intensive care that is love.

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Details

Dimensions:

104 Pages
6in * 7.5in * 0.3in
0.25lb

Published:

June 24, 2021

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Inanna Publications

ISBN:

9781771338752

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Women Authors

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Language:

eng

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