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South Asian ladies push right right back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry medical practioners”

South Asian ladies push right right back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry medical practioners”

So lots of people told Piyali Bhattacharya that her concept for an anthology about brown ladies, by brown females would not offer. But — as book sales and crowds have actually shown — all those individuals were completely wrong.

“ Good Girls Marry physicians: South Asian American Daughters On Obedience and Rebellion” took very nearly a ten years to write before it had been released September 2016. Since book, the essay anthology has gotten acclaim and quick guide product sales.

A huge selection of individuals have shown up on her book trip, which made stops in ny, san francisco bay area, Nashville, Madison WI, Washington D. C., l. A., and Berkeley — proof for an market obviously hungry to get more tales from brown women.

Her trip finished at Elliott Bay Book business in Seattle on Tuesday.

Bhattacharya talks about her anthology “Good Girls Marry Doctors, ” which contains essays by 27 various South Asian US ladies. (Photo by Sharon H. Chang)

The book itself is everything but stereotypical though the book’s title evokes a specific stereotype about South Asian American women. Continue reading South Asian ladies push right right back on cliches in “Good Girls Marry medical practioners”