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Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., is a writer, educator, and activist. She previously served as senior... Read More

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Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., is a writer, educator, and activist. She previously served as senior policy adviser to former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an assistant vice president at Sesame Workshop, and a public school teacher in Texas and New York. She has received numerous honors, including a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship and a Jacob Javits Fellowship.

A powerful tale of the dazzling Indian city and female friendship

Heaven is a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new, high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore. In this tight-knit community, five girls on the cusp of womanhood -- a politically driven graffiti artist; a transgender Christian convert; a blind girl who loves to dance; and the queer daughter of a hijabi union leader -- forge an unbreakable bond.

When the local government threatens to demolish their tin shacks in order to build a shopping mall, the girls and their mothers refuse to be erased. Together they wage war on the bulldozers sent to bury their homes, and, ultimately, on the city that wishes that families like them would remain hidden forever.

Elegant, poetic, and vibrant, A People's History of Heaven takes a clear-eyed look at adversity and geography and dazzles in its depiction of love and female friendship.

A strong debutThis is a book to give your little sister, your mother, your best friend, yourself, so together you can celebrate the strength of women and girls, the tenacity it takes to survive in a world that would rather have you disappearA full account of the extraordinary lives that stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the wreckage of a wealthy city, ready to fight against the bulldozers upon the horizon

Product Details

Title: APeople's History of Heaven
Author: Mathangi Subramanian
SKU: BK0447073
EAN: 9780143453499
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., is a writer, educator, and activist. She previously served as senior policy adviser to former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an assistant vice president at Sesame Workshop, and a public school teacher in Texas and New York. She has received numerous honors, including a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship and a Jacob Javits Fellowship.

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