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Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  124 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars.

Not since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo repres
ebook, 740 pages
Published January 14th 2003 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Kwesi Brookins
I'm enjoying it greatly. I like picking up the anthology every now and then to read one of the stories. An impressive lineup of the African American literati!
Mar 20, 2008 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who only read work by dead white guys
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An excellent anthology with pieces by both well established voices in the African American literary world and up and coming writers. Includes work by Edwidge Danticat, John Edgar Wideman, Terry McMillan, and Bertice Berry. This is a good book to turn to when you're interested in something well written and interesting but not super long.
i very much enjoyed loved this anthology. thankfully many of the stories were excerpts from novels, i can't wait to go read them. the "incognito" section touches home, but it was too short.
Great collection of story snippets. I've found so many great books based on this collection. Definitely, a book to own. I will read it over and over.
Patricia Kurz
For a class in AA Lit.. .really, really great stories
Feb 28, 2009 Leslie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Thank ya, FL. (I recognize this publishing company :o)
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E. Lynn Harris was born in Flint, Michigan and raised, along with three sisters, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was the school's first black yearbook editor, the first black male Razorbacks cheerleader, and the president of his fraternity. He graduated with honors with a degree in journalism.

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