You Have Given Me a Country, Neela Vaswani
A blend of history, memory, myth, and cultural studies, this memoir blurs borders of genre and identity, exploring what it means to be biracial in America. Following her heritage, Vaswani reveals the self as culmination of all that went before.
Neela Vaswani is author of Where the Long Grass Bends (Sarabande, 2004). Recipient of a 2006 O. Henry Prize, she holds a Ph.D. in American Cultural Studies from the University of Maryland. She lives in New York and teaches at Spalding University's brief-residency MFA Program. An education activist in India and the US, Vaswani is founder of the Storylines Project.