Skin Deep; Black Women and White Women Write about Race

Skin Deep; Black Women and White Women Write about Race

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by Marita Golden, Susan Shreve
     
 

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Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as anything

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Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as anything in nature. Bestselling author Naomi Wolf recalls her first exposure to racism growing up, examining the subtle forms it can take even among well-meaning people; bell hooks writes about the intersection between black women and feminist politics; and Joyce Carol Oates includes a one-act play in which racial stereotypes are reversed. Among the other writers featured in the collection are Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Susan Straight, Mary Morris, and Beverly Lowry. A groundbreaking anthology that reveals surprising insights and hidden truths to a subject too often clouded by misperceptions and easy assumptions,  Skin Deep is a major contribution to understanding our culture.

Editorial Reviews

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"Captures the sound, the shape and the boundaries of contemporary relationships between Black and White women."—Essence magazine

"Eloquent, challenging and sometimes unsettling."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Featuring writers ranging from Joyce Carol Oates to Alice Walker, this collection draws on both fiction and nonfiction to explore racial issues between black and white women. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385474108
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.77(d)

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Skin Deep; Black Women and White Women Write about Race 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupidest book i ever read! an easily imprest judge gives a zero! Dont waste youre money on it! Buy one of stephen kings books instead!