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Migritude is Shailja's 90-minute spoken-word theatre show. It uses her trousseau of saris, passed down by her mother, to unfold hidden histories of women's lives in the bootprint of Empire, from India to East Africa.


Directed by Kim Cook, Migritude was recipient of a Creation Fund Award from the National Performance Network. It premiered to packed houses and standing ovations in the San Francisco Bay Area, before embarking on a tour of Kenya, funded by the Ford Foundation.


Migritude was the subject of the 2007 season premiere of SPARK, award-winning Arts and Culture series on California's KQED TV, alongside the work of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Ron Guidi.


Watch the 8-minute Migritude story from SPARK on KQED TV

Read about it here.


Watch and hear more performances and interviews at Online Media Links.



The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling — their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.

Arundhati Roy, Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 27, 2003