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Recommended Reading: Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out

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Recommended Reading: Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out

Inanna Publications

Co-edited by Adebe DeRango-Adem and Andrea Thompson, Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out is an anthology of poetry, spoken word, fiction, creative non-fiction, as well as black and white artwork and photography that explores the question of how mixed-race women in North America identify in the twenty-first century.

Contributions engage, document, and/or explore the experiences of being mixed-race, by placing interraciality as the center, rather than periphery, of analysis. The anthology offers creative as well as critical ways to examine interraciality against shifting aesthetic, critical, and cultural conventions and values attributed to race in the last several decades.

The anthology emerges as a wholly collaborative work, in dialogue with the history of mixed-race discourse that precedes it. Featuring a preface from Carol Camper (editor of the 1994 collection Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women) and poetry from Natasha Trethewey’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, Native Guard, Other Tongues is a new and refreshing exploration of the mixed-race experience, and vital contribution to the ever-evolving field of mixed-race studies.

Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out (Inanna Publications, 2010).
ISBN: 978-1926708140
Price: $24.95

Read more about Other Tongues at the Inanna Publications website.


Praise for Other Tongues

“In a fresh approach to the quest for understanding mixed-race identity in the Americas, the multiple genres that find their way into the Other Tongues anthology — from poetry to photography, fiction to scholarship — perfectly mirror the prodigious spectrum of their authors’ positions toward the topic. This collection speaks boldly and poignantly to who we are, and by ‘we’ I mean not only women of mixed-race ancestry, but all citizens of 21st-century North America.”
-– Lise Funderburg, author of Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity

“These exciting, beautifully inked narratives tell us that, as each woman embraces her biracial or multiracial identity, she mothers a new world, one with equal space for everyone.”
-– George Elliott Clarke, Africadian & Eastern Woodland Metis, Laureate, 2001 Governor-General’s Award for Poetry

“Passionate, courageous and insightful, Other Tongues speaks affectingly about the pleasures and paradoxes of living between the conventional categories of race. It is a significant anthology, one that I’ve been waiting for.”
-– Karina Vernon, Assistant Professor, Black Canadian Literature and Diaspora Studies, University of Toronto