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All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (2014)

by Jina Ortiz (Editor), Rochelle Spencer (Editor)

Other authors: Aricelis González Asendorf (Contributor), Unoma Azuah (Contributor), Jacqueline Bishop (Contributor), Glendaliz Camacho (Contributor), Learkana Chong (Contributor)19 more, Jennine Capó Crucet (Contributor), Ramola D (Contributor), Patricia Engel (Contributor), Amina Gautier (Contributor), Manjula Menon (Contributor), Chinelo Okparanta (Contributor), ZZ Packer (Contributor), Princess Joy L. Perry (Contributor), Toni Margarita Plummer (Contributor), Emily Raboteau (Contributor), Ivelisse Rodriguez (Contributor), Joshunda Sanders (Contributor), Metta Sáma (Contributor), Renee Simms (Contributor), Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (Contributor), Helena María Viramontes (Foreword), Hope Wabuke (Contributor), Xu Xi (Contributor), Ashley Young (Contributor)

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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 ... 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.… (more)
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Ortiz, JinaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spencer, RochelleEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Asendorf, Aricelis GonzálezContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Azuah, UnomaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, JacquelineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Camacho, GlendalizContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chong, LearkanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crucet, Jennine CapóContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
D, RamolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engel, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gautier, AminaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menon, ManjulaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Okparanta, ChineloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Packer, ZZContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perry, Princess Joy L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Plummer, Toni MargaritaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raboteau, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rodriguez, IvelisseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanders, JoshundaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sáma, MettaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simms, ReneeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sullivan, Mecca JamilahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Viramontes, Helena MaríaForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wabuke, HopeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Xi, XuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, AshleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The stories I have chosen are simply those I loved above all others given to me for consideration.

Amy Tan,

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The Best American Short Stories, 1999
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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 ... 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.

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