OTHER TONGUES: MIXED-RACE WOMEN SPEAK OUT
edited by Adebe DeRango Adem and Andrea Thompson
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