Shaking the tree : a collection of new fiction and memoir by Black women / edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

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Subjects: American prose literature--African American authors
American prose literature--Women authors
American prose literature--21st century
African American women--Biography
African American women--Fiction
African Americans--Biography
African Americans--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxi, 292 p. : ports. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: The Incoming Wave: An Introduction
"Home" / Asha Bandele 5
From Black Ice / Lorene Cary 13
From Mama's Girl / Veronica Chambers 23
From Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression / Meri Nana-Ama Danquah 32
"Children of the Sea" / Edwidge Danticat 43
"Beginning Again" / Debra J. Dickerson 60
"Wonderful Teen" / Carolyn Ferrell 72
"Markers" / Dana Johnson 85
"It's Racier in the Bahamas" / Lisa Jones 102
From The Serpent's Gift / Helen Elaine Lee 111
"July 1978" / Catherine E. McKinley 122
"What's Love Got to Do with It?" / Itabari Njeri 131
"The Stranger" / Z. Z. Packer 152
"April 1974 - Johnson Creek" / Phyllis Alesia Perry 162
From The Pagoda / Patricia Powell 175
"Leila, 1998" / Nelly Rosario 187
"The Body of Luce Rivera" / Danzy Senna 197
"The Wall of Pain" / Martha Southgate 206
From Girl in the Mirror: Three Generations of Black Women in Motion / Natasha Tarpley 218
"Nepenthe" / Lisa Teasley 230
"Larchmont" / Rebecca Walker 238
"On Our Way to Beautiful" / Yolanda Young 252
"Lover" / Shay Youngblood 263
Contributors 283
Acknowledgments 289
Credits 291
Additional Authors: Danquah, Meri Nana-Ama
Notes: LCCN: 2003001411
ISBN: 039305067X
OCLC Number: 51544099
ISBN/ISSN: 039305067X