All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (Paperback)

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By Jina Ortiz (Editor), Rochelle Spencer (Editor), Helena Mar Viramontes (Foreword by)
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Description


All about Skin features twenty-seven stories by women writers of color whose short fiction has earned them a range of honors, including John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Flannery O'Connor Award, and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories and O. Henry anthologies.The prose in this multicultural anthology addresses such themes as racial prejudice, media portrayal of beauty, and family relationships and spans genres from the comic and the surreal to startling realism. It demonstrates the power and range of some of the most exciting women writing short fiction today.
The stories are by American writers Aracelis Gonzalez Asendorf, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Learkana Chong, Jennine Capo Crucet, Ramola D., Patricia Engel, Amina Gautier, Manjula Menon, ZZ Packer, Princess Joy L. Perry, Toni Margarita Plummer, Emily Raboteau, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Metta Sama, Joshunda Sanders, Renee Simms, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Hope Wabuke, and Ashley Young; Nigerian writers Unoma Azuah and Chinelo Okparanta; and Chinese writer Xu Xi.
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About the Author


Jina Ortiz is a writer and poet whose works have appeared in many publications, including the Afro-Hispanic Review, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, and New Millennium Writings. She lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is an adjunct professor of English at Quinsigamond Community College. Rochelle Spencer is a writer who has contributed to many publications, including Callaloo, African American Review, Poets & Writers, Publishers Weekly, and Mosaic. She is completing a doctorate focusing on Afrofuturism and is on the Board of Directors for the Hurston-Wright Foundation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780299301941
ISBN-10: 029930194X
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: November 11th, 2014
Pages: 296
Language: English