Women of color 'Sing' proudly in new essay collection
All the Women in My Family Sing (Nothing But the Truth, 361 pp., ★★★ out of four) is a vivid ode to American identity in all its shades.
The essay collection, edited by Deborah Santana, features the words of 69 women of color who pen stories that are sometimes spare, at times witty, and often pungent to chronicle their feelings about their places in the world.
The essayists' diversity extends beyond ethnicity. They are budding writers, and celebrated novelists, incarcerated grandmothers and icons of social justice. The collection carries the voices of indigenous Americans as well as those... read more
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