Skin Deep

by Marita Golden

Hardcover, 1995

Status

Available

Publication

Nan A. Talese (1995), Edition: 1, 309 pages

Description

Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories inSkin Deepexplore 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 Deepis a major contribution to understanding our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

309 p.; 6.5 x 1.25 inches

ISBN

0385474091 / 9780385474092

Local notes

feminisms

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