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Shaking the Tree: A Collection of New…

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

by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Other authors: asha bandele (Contributor), Lorene Cary (Contributor), Veronica Chambers (Contributor), Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (Contributor), Edwidge Danticat (Contributor)18 more, Debra J. Dickerson (Contributor), Carolyn Ferrell (Contributor), Dana Johnson (Contributor), Lisa Jones (Contributor), Helen Elaine Lee (Contributor), Catherine E. McKinley (Contributor), Itabari Njeri (Contributor), ZZ Packer (Contributor), Phyllis Alesia Perry (Contributor), Patricia Powell (Contributor), Nelly Rosario (Contributor), Danzy Senna (Contributor), Martha Southgate (Contributor), Natasha Tarpley (Contributor), Lisa Teasley (Contributor), Rebecca Walker (Contributor), Yolanda Young (Contributor), Shay Youngblood (Contributor)

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This book gave me the opportunity to read black women authors such as Phyllis Alesia Perry, Catherine E. McKinley, and Carolyn Ferrell. I can't believe I've never read or knew of these very, very talented writers. Now, I have to buy more books to try and fit on my shelves. Maybe I should stop reading. Na. ( )
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bandele, ashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cary, LoreneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chambers, VeronicaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Danquah, Meri Nana-AmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Danticat, EdwidgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickerson, Debra J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferrell, CarolynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, DanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Helen ElaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKinley, Catherine E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Njeri, ItabariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Packer, ZZContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perry, Phyllis AlesiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powell, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosario, NellyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Senna, DanzyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Southgate, MarthaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tarpley, NatashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"Not since Breaking Ice has an anthology so freed the spirits of African American women."—Ai

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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A new anthology of fiction and memoir by African American women writers showcases twenty-three fresh voices in American literature, including Rebecca Walker, ZZ Packer, Danzy Senna, and Carolyn Ferrell.

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