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Other People's Skin - Four Novellas (Paperback, Atria Bks Trade)

Tracy Price-Thompson, TaRessa Stovall

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In "Other People's Skin," Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with fellow authors Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, take on one of the most controversial topics within the African-American community: the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. In other words, the skin/hair thang among black women.

It begins with TaRessa Stovall's "My People, My People," in which a successful advertising executive acquires firsthand knowledge of prejudice when her clients insist on using light- rather than dark-skinned models. Next comes Tracy Price-Thompson's award-winning story "Other People's Skin," a tale set in 1970s Louisiana, where a dark-skinned young woman must come to terms with the bigotry of her light-skinned family. "New Birth," by Desiree Cooper reveals the intense roles that money, class, and skin color play in the intra-racial relationship between Catherine, a wealthy, light-skinned lawyer, and Lettie, her dark-skinned house cleaner. Finally, Elizabeth Atkin's "Take It Off" tells the story of a biracial girl who hides her coarse, braided hair from her friends at a mixed-race university in Detroit.

"Other People's Skin" is the most innovative and varied anthology of sisterhood and unity to date. Each novella entertains, challenges, and, most important, offers healing to the reader -- no matter what her race, skin tone, or state of mind.


Imprint: Atria Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2007
First published: October 2007
Editors: Tracy Price-Thompson • TaRessa Stovall
Dimensions: 208 x 134 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 370
Edition: Atria Bks Trade
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-4207-0
Barcode: 9781416542070
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4165-4207-8

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