Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special Ed (Immediations) by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
English | May 15, 2015 | ISBN: 1785420070 | 90 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
In Plankton Dreams, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. "Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance," he writes. "Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher." "But I'm not complaining," he continues. "Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher." For all of its comic effects, Plankton Dreams alerts readers to an alternative understanding of autism, an understanding that autistics themselves have been promoting for years.