Sunday, March 6, 2011

Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out Anthology

I will be the Special Guest Host for the Bay Area Launch of "Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out" Anthology

Friday, March 11 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm

UC Berkeley - Multicultural Community Center
200 MLK Jr. Student Union (formerly Heller Lounge) - Northwest corner of Telegraph & Bancroft
Berkeley, CA

Authors Reading March 11th:

Mica Valdez
Kirya Traber
Amy Pimentel
Angela Dosalmas
Lisa Marie Rollins
Rage Hezekiah
Pheonix Rising

Artist Showing:
Margo Rivera-Weiss

Musical Guest:

There will be copies of the book for purchase on site!!

This event is co sponsored by:
Inanna Publications
Macha Femme
Third Root Art Collective
Hueso Productions
MultiCultural Center at UCB
and more coming soon!

OTHER TONGUES: MIXED-RACE WOMEN SPEAK OUT is an anthology of poetry, spoken word, fiction, creative non-fiction, spoken word texts, as well as black and white artwork and photography, 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.


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

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