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This Kind of Child: The Disability Story

Release date: 2022-12-01 00:00:00 +0530
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A SENSITIVE AND EYE-OPENING ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THOSE AROUND TH... Read More

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A SENSITIVE AND EYE-OPENING ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND THOSE AROUND THEM

‘I am the mother of a child who did not fit the school system, a child who was disabled by it. She was a child who made “errors”, “mistakes” that the school system was unforgiving of. We were told by the principal of an alternative school that they could not possibly admit “this kind of child”. My daughter went from being a child to “this kind of child” in that one moment.’

When she started working on the book, it was Srilata’s daughter who was its protagonist. But soon, she realised that there was no way she could stop with her daughter’s story. With each step ahead (or back), she became acutely aware of the larger story of the things we frame as ‘disability’.

‘I have learnt that disability is profoundly political, that it is heartbreakingly social.’

In This Kind of Child Srilata brings together first-person accounts, interviews and short fiction which open up for us the experiential worlds of persons with disabilities and those who love them. The book offers a multi-perspectival understanding of the disability experience its emotional as well as imagined truth, both to the disabled themselves as well as to those closely associated with them.

'1 have learnt that stories are always bigger than they seem at first—bigger, wider and deeper.'

At the heart of this book is inter-being and the question: What does it mean to love and accept yourself or someone else fully?

Product Details

Title: This Kind of Child: The Disability Story
Author: K. Srilata
Publisher: Westland Nonfiction
ISBN: 9789395767521
SKU: BK0471136
EAN: 9789395767521
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Release date: 2022-12-01 00:00:00 +0530

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