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Other People's Skin: Four Novellas
Paperback - English

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.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
1416542078
EAN
9781416542070
Publisher
Publication Date
02/10/2007
Pages
370
Dimension
21.34cm x 13.72cm x 2.54cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Price-Thompson, Tracy
Tracy Price-Thompson is the national bestselling author of the novels, "Black Coffee", "Chocolate Sangria", "A Woman's Worth", "Knockin' Boots, ""Gather Together in My Name", and "1-900-A-N-Y-T-I-M-E". Tracy is a highly decorated Desert Storm veteran who graduated from the Army's Infantry Officer Candidate School after more than ten years as an enlisted soldier. A Brooklyn, New York, native who has traveled extensively and lived in amazing places around the world, Tracy is a retired Army Engineer officer and Ralph Bunche graduate Fellow who holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration

Stovall, Taressa
TaRessa Stovall is the co-author of A Love Supreme, and The Buffalo Soldiers. She is also the co-editor of the anthology, Proverbs for the People. She is currently a professor in the Temple University School of Communications and a public relations consultant. TaRessa is a native of Seattle, and a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She now resides in Southern New Jersey with her family.

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