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Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience
     

Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience

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by Chandra Prasad, Rebecca Walker
 

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ISBN-10: 0393327868

ISBN-13: 9780393327861

Pub. Date: 08/14/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

With a roster of acclaimed fiction writers, Mixed shatters expectations of what it means to be multiracial.
Globally, the number of multiracial people is exploding. In 10 US states, the percentage of multiracial residents who are of school age—between 5 and 17—is at least 25 percent. In California alone, it is estimated that 15 percent of all births are

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With a roster of acclaimed fiction writers, Mixed shatters expectations of what it means to be multiracial.
Globally, the number of multiracial people is exploding. In 10 US states, the percentage of multiracial residents who are of school age—between 5 and 17—is at least 25 percent. In California alone, it is estimated that 15 percent of all births are multiracial or multiethnic. Despite these numbers, mixed-race people have long struggled for a distinct place on the identity map. It was only as recently as 2000 that the U.S. Census Bureau began to allow citizens to check off as many racial categories as are applicable-White, African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, and Alaska Native. Previously, Americans were allowed to check off only one, leaving multiracial people invisible and unaccounted for.
Though multiracialism has recently become a popular aspect of many memoirs and novels, Mixed is the first of its kind: a fiction anthology with racial overlap as its compass. With original pieces by both established and emerging writers, Mixed explores the complexities of identity that come with being a multiracial person. Every story, crafted by authors who are themselves mixed-race, broaches multiracialism through character or theme. With contributors such as Cristina Garcia, Danzy Senna, Ruth Ozeki, Mat Johnson, Wayde Compton, Diana Abu-Jaber, Emily Raboteau, Mary Yukari Waters, and Peter Ho Davies, and an illuminating introduction by Rebecca Walker, Mixed gives narrative voice to the multiple identities of the rising generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393327861
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
600,190
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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