All About Skin: Short Fiction By Women Of Color

Paperback | November 11, 2014

EditorJina Ortiz, Rochelle SpencerForeword byHelena María Viramontes

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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 González Asendorf, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Learkana Chong, Jennine Capó Crucet, Ramola D., Patricia Engel, Amina Gautier, Manjula Menon, ZZ Packer, Princess Joy L. Perry, Toni Margarita Plummer, Emily Raboteau, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Metta Sáma, 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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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 pro...

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 ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029930194X

ISBN - 13:9780299301941

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Table of Contents

Foreword                     
            Helena María Viramontes
Preface                       
            Rochelle Spencer
Acknowledgments                   
Introduction                
 
Part 1 Coming-of-Age
Aida
            Patricia Engel             
Fairness
            Chinelo Okparanta                  
Pita Delicious
            ZZ Packer                   
Candidate
            Amina Gautier             
How to Leave the Midwest
            Renee Simms               
The Perfect Subject
            Ramola D.                   
A Different Story
            Ivelisse Rodriguez                    
 
Part 2 Reinvention
American Child
            Manjula Menon                       
Arcadia
            Hope Wabuke             
Sirens
            Joshunda Sanders                     
Just the Way She Does the Things
            Jennine Capó Crucet               
The Great Pretenders
            Ashley Young             
A Penny, a Pound
            Princess Joy L. Perry              
 
Part 3 Borderlands
The Accidents of a Veronica
            Toni Margarita Plummer                    
The Rapture
            Emily Raboteau                       
The Lost Ones
            Aracelis González Asendorf                 
Noelia and Amparo
            Glendaliz Camacho                  
A Strange People
            Mecca Jamilah Sullivan                       
Lillian Is an Ordinary Child
            Metta Sáma                 
Entropy 20:12
            Learkana Chong                      
Beautiful Things
            Jacqueline Bishop                    
Lady Chatterley's Mansion
            Unoma Azuah             
All about Skin
            Xu Xi              
 
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“A wonderfully written collection of short stories. . . . Each author is a female, award-winning writer who is either African, African American, Asian, Asian American, Native American, Latina, or Caribbean. . . . Each story offers a view of the world that will make you think about your own life and experiences, as well as a culture you may not know much about.”—Champaign (IL) News-Gazette