In a world barely beginning to recognize itself as dazzlingly multihued, the erupting ecocide is teaching that while no accounting of complexity is complete, change is true and the sky, singular.
We are of parts fundamentally interconnected and overlapping.
If we choose it, this overlapping can become a continuum. A continuum of movement combined with still-ness, individuality reaching for the whole, loss and surrender, abandon and opening.
And of falling: an ever-falling, toward the intensive care that is love.
“Valiani’s words vibrate with a keen awareness of love as a force of rupture/rapture/way of navigating through the crises of capitalism/climate and the multiform/ever-present nature of colonial “pasts,” should love be what leads the way as we embark on journeys across the globe that are continually “rebeginning.” 29 leads to love is a book that is part radical map, part kinetic geography of the body, but also “part there / part here / part beyond.”
—Adebe DeRango-Adem, author of Terra Incognita
“Salimah Valiani’s 29 leads to love is an paean to love that is political, transformative and global. Her words–precise, evocative and justice-seeking–take us to streets of New Delhi, Mexico, Johannesburg, and Manila, showing and teaching us that love is more than what we can imagine.”
—Farzana Doctor, author of SEVEN