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A Celebration of African American Writing

By Marita Golden; E. Lynn Harris (Joint Author)

Harlem Moon, Paperback, 9780767910415, 832pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2002

A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars.
Not since Terry McMillan s" Breaking Ice" have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, "Gumbo" represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as:
Edwidge Danticat
Eric Jerome Dickey
Kenji Jasper
John Edgar Wideman
Terry McMillan
David Anthony Durham
Bertice Berry
and many, many more
Also featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, "Gumbo" heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, "Gumbo" will have readers clamoring for second helpings.

About the Author
Marita Golden is an award-winning author, professor of writing, and cofounder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African American writers. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including the "New York Times", "Washington Post", and "Essence".

E. Lynn Harris (1955-2009) was a New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author. His twelve novels include Basketball Jones and If This World Were Mine.