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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Who is the brown woman? How does she live defined almost solely by her skin colour and all the history it carries? How do we carry racism deep within us even when we think we don't? These are questions that require deep thought and reflection, and that's what Otherness encourages us to do. In a world increasingly divided along the lines of colour, despite its apparent mode ...more
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Published August 15th 2017 by self published
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Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I feel that this book is good to read..This is not a story and Author had explained the real life incidents which many of us would have faced in our life..

This book is not a light read and I loved it as it had bitter truth (about discrimination faced by women in India and abroad)

My rating for this book is 4/5.

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Ruchira Khanna
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The author struck a cord with many brown women by her well researched book that showcases the plight an indian girl/teen/woman and what she undergoes whether living in India or abroad. She has showcased it via many publications that are real life incidents. Is it a slap to the culture that they are brought up in or just the mere circumstances? The essays say it all....

Inderpreet Uppal
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Otherness: Souls of Brown Women is a book that sheds light on the plight of the brown woman, not just on her but all women since no matter what our color we fight similar battles. It is a book that made me sad and angry, giving facts and details of how little progress we woman have actually made in the past century. It tries to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopeful yet pragmatic it ensures we sit up and take notice of the #otherness we all face.

It speaks of the fight for survival women
Reshma Ranjan
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alarmingly clear reflection of society!
Being a brown woman myself in a foreign country, I could easily relate to and understand the author’s narrative where every minute is a struggle to adapt, a struggle to adjust according to your surroundings to blend in. Blending in has been what has always pushed the brown women. Blend in with the mentality of the society, to the family norms...the list continues.
As a matter of fact, brown women face the bias with regard to their skin color even in their ow
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Definitely not what I had expected. Powerfully penned, this book will bring out all those deep-rooted anger that had once consumed many Indians living abroad. I have lived all my life in Europe before moving to The States. I won't say I have faced any of the situations Ms. Dubois has mentioned in this book, but yes, that underlying feeling of not belonging always stayed with me. I, personally feel a brown woman starts feeling this acute sense of not belonging from the time she leaves the thresho ...more
Sunanda Chatterjee
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a heavy, emotional experience, shared by all people of color at some point in their life. The author expresses her own experiences in detail, making one question whether we have become too complacent in our attitudes about racism and microaggression. In today's day and age, it is increasingly important to not only address, but recognize these issues, and the author refers to that shared experience. I have experienced racism in America, as has my family. Someone threw a coke can at m ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
My Review:

First of all “Otherness – Soul of Brown Woman” is not a story. It is a recollection of author’s past experiences in and around the world, where a person is judged and discriminated based on gender, skin color, nationality and many other things.

The first half of the book consists mainly of author’s personal experiences at various stages of life while the second half, actually a major portion of the book consists of list of links to articles collected by the authors in past thirteen
Sudesna Ghosh
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The author has a unique voice and her words are powerful. A well researched book indeed.
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