Shaking the Tree
A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women
edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Shaking the Tree [HC]
Shaking the Tree [HC]
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Showcasing the newest generation of black women writers, 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 the triumphs of contemporary black women in their struggle to negotiate a sense of individual identity beyond the limited scope of gender and race. This anthology offers a panorama of both fiction and memoir published since 1990, 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.

Shaking the Tree
A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women
edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

ISBN: 9780393050677
ISBN-10: 039305067X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Hardcover, 292 pages
Book Type: New


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