Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Book Review: All the Women in My Family Sing: An Anthology by Women of Color by Deborah Santana (Editor)
Title: All the Women in My Family Sing: An Anthology by Women of Color
Author: Deborah Santana (Editor)
Stars: 5 Stars
All the Women in My Family Sing is a beautiful collection of women from around the work who write about personal experiences though the written words in poems and so much more.
Each woman bares her soul covering different topics that are covered are body image, health, life, love and many more soul barring stories that readers whether male or female will be able to connect with.
This is must read for it brings to life others hardships no matter where they are in life.
All The Women in my family is am amazing collection everyone should have on their shelves.
Thank you for the copy All the Women in My Family Sing: An Anthology by Women of Color or my honest review.
All the Women in My Family Sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance, and self-worth. These brief, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy, creativity, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today’s turbulent world. Sixty-nine authors ― African American, Asian American, Chicana, Native American, Cameroonian, South African, Korean, LGBTQI ― lend their voices to broaden cross-cultural understanding and to build bridges to each other’s histories and daily experiences of life. America Ferrera’s essay is from her powerful speech at the Women’s March in Washington D.C.; Natalie Baszile writes about her travels to Louisiana to research Queen Sugar and finding the “painful truths” her father experienced in the “belly of segregation;” Porochista Khakpour tells us what it is like to fly across America under the Muslim travel ban; Lalita Tademy writes about her transition from top executive at Sun Microsystems to NY Times bestselling author. This anthology is monumental and timely as human rights and justice are being challenged around the world. It is a watershed title, not only written, but produced entirely by women of color, including the publishing, editing, process management, book cover design, and promotions. Our vision is to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of publishing in America ― particularly important in a time when 80% of people who work in publishing self-identify as white (as found recently in a study by Lee & Low Books, and reported on NPR)
List of Authors:
Belva DavisLalita Tademy, Michelle -Mush- Lee , Mila Jam, Miriam Ching Louie , Musimbi Kanyoro, Nashormeh Lindo , Nayomi Munaweera, Blaire Topash-Caldwell, America Ferrera, Natalie Baszile, Meera Bowman-Johnson, Lisa Jones, Emma Talbott, Veronica Kugler, Phiroozeh Petigara, Jennifer De Leon, Marian Wright Edelman, Porochista Khakpour
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