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Shaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women

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Showcasing the newest generation of black women writers, including ZZ Packer, Edwidge Danticat, and Shay Youngblood, Shaking the Tree gathers twenty-three voices that came of age in the wake of the civil rights, black arts, gay rights, and feminist movements. Their literature embodies the tragedies and triumphs of contemporary black women in their struggle to negotiate a sense of individual identity beyond the limited scope of gender and race.

Shaking the Tree offers a panorama of both fiction and memoir, revealing perspectives as diverse as they are dynamic: asha bandele recounts how she fell in love with a prisoner charged with murder; Rebecca Walker explores a childhood split between disparate racial and cultural landscapes; ZZ Packer remembers her near-abduction from summer camp at a time when local black children were being found murdered; Danzy Senna and Carolyn Ferrell tell tales about being young and biracial in a society that sees only in black and white.

This anthology is as urgent as it is historical--these voices are the future of American literature.

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"Not since Breaking Ice has an anthology so freed the spirits of African American women."--Ai

Synopsis:

Showcasing the newest generation of black women writers, this collection gathers 23 voices that came of age in the wake of the civil rights, black arts, gay rights, and feminist movements.

Synopsis:

SHOWCASING THE NEWEST GENERATION of black women writers, including ZZ Packer, Edwidge Danticat, and Shay Youngblood, "Shaking the Tree gathers twenty-three voices that came of age in the wake of the civil rights, black arts, gay rights, and feminist movements. Their literature embodies the tragedies and triumphs of contemporary black women in their struggle to negotiate a sense of individual identity beyond the limited scope of gender and race.

About the Author

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah is the author of a memoir, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression.

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ISBN:
9780393325805
Editor:
Danquah, Meri Nana-AMA
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Danquah, Meri Nana-AMA
Author:
Danquah, Meri Nana-AMA
Author:
Nana-Ama Danquah, Meri
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.28x5.54x.77 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Showcasing the newest generation of black women writers, this collection gathers 23 voices that came of age in the wake of the civil rights, black arts, gay rights, and feminist movements.
"Synopsis" by , SHOWCASING THE NEWEST GENERATION of black women writers, including ZZ Packer, Edwidge Danticat, and Shay Youngblood, "Shaking the Tree gathers twenty-three voices that came of age in the wake of the civil rights, black arts, gay rights, and feminist movements. Their literature embodies the tragedies and triumphs of contemporary black women in their struggle to negotiate a sense of individual identity beyond the limited scope of gender and race.
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