Mixed: An anthology of Short Fiction on
the Multiracial Experience,
is not the usual compilation of short stories.
With an introduction by Rebecca Walker, contributors
include Danzy Senna, Cristina Garcia, Peter Ho Davies, Diana Abu Jaber,
and many other new and established authors. Each story is preceeded by
a biographical statement about its author and is followed by a personal
commentary that sheds light on the story's origin and mood.
Every tale is not only written
by an author with a mixed racial background, but also features mixed-race
individuals living very different lives.
That in a nutshell is the beauty of this selection, though each
story is very different there are threads of similarity that will make
you feel at home. It's not a physical place, it's more a state of mind,
a sense of kinship that leaves you with a warm sensation
of knowing just where the writer is taking you because you've been there
Mixed is a wonderful example of the thoughts, labels and realities that
come together to make the mixed-race experience. Recreated as glimpses
into the lives of others and told through the words of those who've come
to recognise the very essence of their duality Mixed will leave you wanting
more, much more.
Mixed: An anthology of Short
Fiction on the Multiracial Experience, is out now in the U.S. Readers in the UK can click
here to buy it online.