Perlita Harris obituary

UK The Guardian

My colleague Perlita Harris, who has died aged 52, was an academic whose contribution to the field of race and ethnicity in adoption was unparalleled, because it drew on both her personal and professional experience. Through a number of edited books, including In Search of Belonging: Reflections of Transracially Adopted People (2006) and Chosen: Living With Adoption (2012), Perlita was able to harness the power of art, poetry and autobiographical writing to give voice to the experience of adopted children, young people and adults. She was born Perlita James in London to an Indian mother, …

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