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#MixedFeelings by Avan Jogia

By Pamelascott
From actor Avan Jogia comes a raw and moving collection of poetry, stories, and art about living as a mixed-race person in a world increasingly fixated on racial identity.

In Mixed Feelings, Avan Jogia explores his complicated emotions around race, identity, religion, and family through poetry and imagery. Drawing on the author's own life story as well as interviews he's conducted with friends and strangers, Mixed Feelings serves as a dialogue starter for difficult topics that now, more than ever, need to be discussed.


[Mohammed's parents met in the summer of 1981 in his father's cab - MOHAMMED OMAR ATIF]


(@AndrewsMcMeel, 17 September 2019, 144 pages, ebook, ARC from (@AndrewsMcMeel via # NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)



This poetry collection was a sheer pleasure to read. The collection is vibrant and colourful. Each page has bright, colourful borders and backgrounds and in many pages also contains photographs. This added to my enjoyment of reading the whole thing. The collection tackles such difficult topics as racism, mixed race marriages and growing up as a mixed race child and living in a world obsessed by racial identity. The poems really moved me and the artwork was beautiful at times. An impressive collection.

#MixedFeelings Avan Jogia

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