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Motherland : A Memoir on Race, Identity and Belonging

Priya Joi
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Life)
Published: June 13, 2024
ISBN: 9780241574324
256 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


M(other)land is a thought-provoking memoir that expertly navigates the complex relationship between cultural identity and motherhood. Drawing on her personal experience as a British-Indian mother, Priya Joi illuminates how parenthood brought fresh perspective to her own upbringing and the origins of her sense of belonging.

Joi takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery, tackling subjects such as internal identity conflicts and the discomfort of feeling like an outsider. This memoir is an exploration of how one’s cultural identity intricately intertwines with their role as a mother, and how multicultural parenting influences future generations.

M(other)land’s powerful narrative will resonate with those who fall outside the ‘traditional’ depictions of parenthood, who have faced identity queries or navigated racial issues, shedding light on these nuanced experiences for the first time.

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