Shaking the Tree (Paperback)

A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women

By Meri Nana Danquah (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393325805, 294pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/2003)

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Shaking the Tree offers a panorama of both fiction and memoir, revealing perspectives as diverse as they are dynamic: asha bandele recounts how she fell in love with a prisoner charged with murder; Rebecca Walker explores a childhood split between disparate racial and cultural landscapes; ZZ Packer remembers her near-abduction from summer camp at a time when local black children were being found murdered; Danzy Senna and Carolyn Ferrell tell tales about being young and biracial in a society that sees only in black and white.

This anthology is as urgent as it is historical--these voices are the future of American literature.