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None of the Above : Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary

Author: Alabanza, Travis

Biography & True Stories

Published on 22 June 2023 by Canongate Books in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 224 pages
128 x 196 x 18 | 156g

WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 2023WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE 2023A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF 2022: POLITICS'No memoir like it' Independent'Travis Alabanza writes with such generosity and ease even the most provocative suggestions start to seem obvious . . . Profound and funny' SHON FAYE'Will challenge, empower and move your soul' Glamour'Lucid and glorious' YRSA DALEY-WARDIn None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven phrases people have directed at them as a Black, mixed race, non-binary person. Some are deceptively innocuous, some deliberately loaded or offensive, some celebratory; sentences that have impacted them for better and for worse; sentences that speak to the broader issues raised by a world that insists that gender must be a binary.

Through these seven phrases, Travis Alabanza turns a mirror back on society, giving us reason to question the very framework in which we live and the ways we treat each other.

None of the Above : Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary

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