Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women

Posted in Anthologies, Autobiography, Biography, Books, Gay & Lesbian, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Women on 2011-04-16 04:02Z by Steven

Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women

Sister Vision Press
May 1994
389 pages
8.8 x 5.8 x 1 inches
Paperback ISBN: 092081395X; ISBN 13: 9780920813959
This book is out of print.

Edited by

Carol Camper

Miscegenation Blues: Voices of Mixed Race Women is a stunning and long awaited collection of some of the most poignant writing by more than forty women of mixed racial heritage.  Together they explore the concept of a mixed race identity, the fervour of belonging, the harsh reality of not belonging—of grappling in two or more worlds and the final journey home.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Carol Camper Into the Mix
  • Edge to the Middle … location, identity, paradox
    • Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar Ms. Edge Innate
    • A. Nicole Bandy Sorry, Our Translator’s Out Sick Today
    • Culture Is Not Static
    • Lisa Jensen “journal entry 25/10/92″
    • Elehna de Sousa Untitled
    • Nadra Qadeer Spider Woman
    • Deanne Achong Untitled
    • Michele Chai Don’t
    • Naomi Zack My Racial Self Over Time
    • Mercedes Baines Mulatto Woman a honey beige wrapper
    • Mixed Race Women’s Group—Dialogue One
    • Michele Paulse Commingled
    • Lara Doan Untitled
    • Lisa Suhair Majaj Boundaries, Borders, Horizons
  • But You Don’t Look Like a… faces, body, hair
    • Lisa Jensen (one more time now.)
    • IjosĂ© Two Halves—One Whole (Part I)
    • Two Halves—One Whole (Part two)
    • Ngaire Blankenberg Untitled
    • Blue
    • Joanne Arnott Mutt’s Memoir
    • Lois Robertson-Douglass No Nation Gal
    • Marilyn Elain Carmen The Issue of Skin Colour
    • Claire Huang Kinsley Questions People Have Asked Me
    • Questions I Have Asked Myself
    • Gitanjali Saxena Second Generation; Once Removed
  • My Name is Peaches… obiectification.exoticizaiton
    • Mercedes Baines Bus Fucking
    • Where Are You From? A broken record
    • Michele Chai Resistance 153
    • S.R.W. What is a “Sister”?
    • Barbara Malanka Noblewomen In Exile
    • Stephanie Martin Is true what dem seh bout colrd pussy?
    • Michelle La Flamme Yo White Boy
    • Carol Camper Genetic Appropriation
    • Family Album
  • Some More Stories
    • Annharte Emilia I Should a Said Something Political
    • Victoria Gonzalez Nicaragua, Desde Siempre: War fragments from a woman’s pen
    • Marilyn Dumont The Halfbreed Parade
    • The Red & White
    • S.R.W. For My Sister Rosemary: Just Like Mine
    • Claiming Identity: Mixed Race Black Women Speak
    • Joanne Arnott Song About
    • kim mosa mcneilly don’t mix me up
  • The Unmasking… betrayals, hard truths
    • Lorraine Mention Journal Entry: Thoughts on My “Mother”
    • Letter to a Friend
    • Nadra Qadeer To a Traveller
    • Nila Gupta Falling from the Sky
    • Rage is my sister
    • Jaimi Carter Are You Writing a Book?
    • Nona Saunders Mother Milk
    • Children’s Games
    • Pussy Willows and Pink
    • S.R.W. Untitled
    • That Just Isn’t Right
    • Michi Chase One
    • Karen Stanley Warnings (Suspense Version)
    • Joanne Arnott Little On The Brown Side
    • Speak Out, For Example
    • Anonymous White Mother, Black Daughter
    • Mixed Race Women’s Group—Dialogue Two
    • Heather Green This Piece Done, I Shall Be Renamed
    • Myriam Chancy Je suis un Nègre
    • Yolanda Retter Quincentennial Blues
  • Are We Home Yet?… return to self and cultures
    • Diana Abu-Jaber Tbe Honeymooners
    • Nona Saunders Tapestry I
    • Tapestry II Carole Gray Heritage
    • Bernardine Evaristo Letters from London
    • Ngaire Blankenberg Halifax
    • Kukumo Rocks Route to My Roots
    • Pam Bailey Naming and Claiming Multicultural Identity
    • Maxine Hayman Shortbread and Oolichan Grease
    • Seni Seneviratne Cinnamon Roots
    • Shanti Thakur Domino: Filming the Stories of Interracial People
    • Nila Gupta The Garden of My (Be)Longing 350
    • Gitanjali Saxena Gitanjali’s Bio
    • Kathy Ann March Like Koya
    • Faith Adiele Learning to Eat
    • The Multicultural Self
    • Remembering Anticipating Africa
  • Contributors’ Notes
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Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out

Posted in Anthologies, Books, Canada, Gay & Lesbian, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Poetry, United States, Women on 2010-12-29 22:00Z by Steven

Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out

Inanna Publications
November 2010
250 pages
ISBN-10: 1926708148
ISBN-13: 978-1-926708-14-0

Edited by

Adebe De Rango-Adem (Adebe D. A.)

Andrea Thompson

This 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. The anthology also serves as a place to learn about the social experiences, attitudes, and feelings of others, and what racial identity has come to mean today.

Adebe De Rango-Adem recently completed a research writing fellowship at the Applied Research Center in New York, where she wrote for ColorLines, America’s primary magazine on race politics. She has served as Assistant Editor for the literary journal Existere, and is a founding member of s.t.e.p.u.p.—a poetry collective dedicated to helping young writers develop their spoken word skills. Her poetry has been featured in journals such as Canadian Woman Studies, The Claremont Review, Canadian Literature, and cv2. She won the Toronto Poetry Competition in 2005 to become Toronto’s first Junior Poet Laureate, and is the author of a chapbook entitled Sea Change (2007). Her debut poetry collection, Ex Nihilo, will be published in early 2010.

Andrea Thompson is a performance poet who has been featured on film, radio, and television, with her work published in magazines and anthologies across Canada. Her debut collection, Eating the Seed (2000), has been featured on reading lists at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design, and her spoken word CD, One, was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award in 2005. A pioneer of slam poetry in Canada, Thompson has also hosted Heart of a Poet on Bravo tv, CiTr Radio’s spoken word show, Hearsay. In 2008, she toured her Spoken Word/Play Mating Rituals of the Urban Cougar across the country, and in 2009 was the Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

Table of Contents (Thanks to Nicole Asong Nfonoyim)

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface – Carol Camper
  • Introduction – Adebe DeRango-Adem and Andrea Thompson1
  • RULES/ROLES
    • Enigma – Andrea Thompson
    • Blond- Natasha Trethewey
    • Mixed- Sandra Kasturi
    • pick one – Chistine Sy and Aja
    • My Sista, Mi Hermana – Phoenix Rising
    • little half-black-breed – Tasha Beeds
    • “White Mask” – Jordan Clarke
    • “Nothing is just black or white” – Jordan Clarke
    • Roll Call – Kirya Traber
    • What Am I? – Marijane Castillo
    • Casting Call: Looking for White Girls and Latinas – D.Cole Ossandon
    • Conversations of Confrontation – Natasha Morris
    • “why i don’t say i’m white”- Alexis Kienlen
    • “Confession #8” – Mica Lee Anders
    • “Other Female” – Mica Lee Anders
    • “MMA and MLA” – Mica Lee Anders
    • The Pieces/Peace(is) in Me – monica rosas
    • Generation Gap (Hawaiian Style) – ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui
    • The Incident that Never Happened – Ann Phillips
    • In the Dark – Anajli Enjeti-Sydow
    • ananse vs. anasi (2007) – Rea McNamara
    • Contamination-  Amber Jamilla Musser
    • A Mixed Journey From the Outside In – Liberty Hultberg
    • What Are You? – Kali Fajardo-Anstine
    • One Being Brown – Tru Leverette
    • One for Everyday of the Week – Michelle Lopez Mulllins
    • Savage Stasis – Gena Chang-Campbell
    • The Half-Breed’s Guide to Answering the Question – M. C. Shumaker
    • My Definition – Kay’la Fraser
    • Pop Quiz – Erin Kobayashi
  • ROOTS/ROUTES
    • Melanomial – Sonnet L’Abbe
    • half-breed – Jonina Kirton
    • “Inca/Jew” – Margo Rivera-Weiss
    • Open Letter – Adebe DeRango Adem
    • Prism Woman – Adebe DeRango-Adem
    • Southern Gothic – Natasha Trethewey
    • The Drinking Gourd- Miranda Martini
    • Reflection – Jonina Kirton
    • “Untitled” White Sequence – Cassie Mulheron
    • “Untitled” Black Sequence – Cassie Mulheron
    • Mapping Identities – Gail Prasad
    • Whose Child Are You? – Amy Pimentel
    • From the Tree – Lisa Marie Rollins
    • My sister’s hair – ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui
    • I, too, hear the dreams – Peta Gaye-Nash
    • Learning to Love Me – Michelle Jean-Paul
    • A Conversation among Friends – Nicole Salter
    • The Combination of the Two – Rachel Afi Quinn
    • “Loving Series: Elena Rubin” – Laura Kina
    • On the Train – Naomi Angel
    • Coloured – Sheila Addiscott
    • Of Two Worlds – Christina Brobby
    • What is my Culture? – Karen Hill
    • mo’oku’auhau (Genealogy) – ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui
    • Siouxjewgermanscotblack [cultural software instructions] – Robin M. Chandler
    • “Loving Series: Shoshanna Weinberger” – Laura Kina
    • A Hairy Situation – Saedhlinn B. Stweart-Laing
    • “Pot Vida” – Margo Rivera-Weiss
    • Songs Feet Can Get – Rage Hezekiah
    • Opposite of Fence – Lisa Marie Rollins
    • Applique – Lisa Marie Rollins
    • Blanqueamiento – Adebe DeRango-Adem
    • The Land – Farideh de Bossett
    • Native Speaker: Daring to Name Ourselves – Nicole Asong Nfonoyim
  • REVELATIONS
    • Colour Lesson I – Adebe DeRango-Adem
    • Concealed Things – Adebe DeRango-Adem
    • Serendipity – Priscila Uppal
    • “Ultramarine” – Margo Rivera-Weiss
    • before i was this – Katherena Vermette
    • Firebelly – Andrea Thompson
    • From Chopsticks to Meatloaf and Back Again – Jasmine Moy
    • My Power – Sonnet L’Abbe
    • Whitewashed – Kathryn McMillan
    • Actually, I’m Black – Marcelite Failla
    • “Self” – Lisa Walker
    • Grey (A Bi-racial Poem) – Sonya Littlejohn
    • Nubia’s Dream – Mica Valdez
    • both sides – Jonina Kirton
    • Mulatto Nation – Marika Schwandt
    • Colour Lesson II – Adebe DeRango-Adem
    • racially queer femme – Kimberly Dree Hudson
    • mypeople – Ruha Benjamin
    • My Life in Pieces – Jennifer Adese
    • Burden of Proof: From Colon-Eyes to Kaleidoscope – Angela Dosalmas
    • Recipe for mixing – Tomie Hahn
    • Metamorphosis – Gena Chang-Campbell
    • The Land Knows – Shandra Spears Bombay
    • Land in Place: Mapping the Grandmother – Joanne Arnott
    • “I am the leaf, you are the leaf” – Lisa Walker
    • Language and the Ethics of Mixed Race – Debra Thompson
    • Hybrid Identity and Writing of Presence – Jackie Wang
  • Contributors Notes
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