Pow Wow: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience : Short Fiction from Then to Now

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Perseus Books Group, 2009 - Fiction - 503 pages
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Ramadan blues / Wajahat Ali -- Imagine my life / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- The guinea pig lady / Russell Banks -- The poorest boy in Chicago / Mitch Berman -- Berlin disco inferno / Cecil Brown -- Wormwood / Conyus (Calhoun) -- The day the Cisco Kid shot John Wayne / Nash Candelaria -- Backcity transit by day / Wanda Coleman -- Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl / Robert Coover -- Insidiuos disease / Lucha Corpi -- Dream a dream of me / Stanley Crouch -- Pirate one / Fielding Dawson -- Night of the FEMA trailers / Vivian Demuth -- The lynching of Jube Benson / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The stones of the village / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- I look out for Ed Wolfe / Stanley Elkin -- For white men only / James T. Farrell -- Sidi Mehemet Ibrahim on the slave trade / Benjamin Franklin -- Big bug / Ellen Geist -- Giant rat / Anna Nelson Harry -- The dry mountain air / Robert Hass -- Let's go, Israel / Hillel Heinstein -- Cables / Roberta Hill -- The Clochard / Chester Himes -- Who's passing for who? / Langston Hughes -- Debut / Kristin Hunter -- Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston -- The father and the son / Yuri Kageyama -- Moses mama / William Melvin Kelley -- God bless America / John O. Killens -- Vol de nuit / Susanne Lee -- Thin / Minjon LeNoir-Irwin -- Geography one / Russell Charles Leong -- Black Korea 2 / Walter K. Lew -- Reena / Paule Marshall -- Gold Coast / James Alan McPherson -- The day they went shopping / Nancy Mercado -- A wife's story / Bharati Mukherjee -- Boy on a wooden horse / Alejandro Murguí a -- Tales left untold / Aphrodite Dé siré e Navab -- Guilt payment / Ty Pak -- Goodbye and good luck / Grace Paley -- Buzzards celebrate predation's end / Ishmael Reed -- Mice / Danny Romero -- The funeral / Corie Rosen -- Manny / Floyd Salas -- Lynching for profit / George S. Schuyler -- The mulatto / Victor Sé jour -- aw, babee, you so pretty / Ntozake Shange -- Decoy / Ray Smith -- Miss Furr and Miss Skeene / Gertrude Stein -- The sombrero / Leon Surmelian -- Naaholooyah / Mary TallMountain -- The war prayer / Mark Twain -- Harold Ball / E. Donald Two-Rivers -- Panic portage / Gerald Vizenor -- Son in the afternoon / John A. Williams -- My brother at the Canadian border / Sholeh Wolpé -- A new day / Charles Wright -- Shirley Temple, hotcha-cha / Wakako Yamauchi -- The homecoming / Frank Yerby -- Going for the moon / Al Young -- The last dream / Edgardo Vega Yunqué .

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Pow-Wow: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now

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The United States of the 21st century is an ocean of stories and peoples, made up of a variety of races, religions, classes, genders, languages, cultures, and sexual preferences. Reed (Mixing It Up ... Read full review

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Since my reading theme recently is short fiction, then i tend to grab any short fiction collection in the bookstore which is not that many. So far i am into the third stories. The first is about Asian ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist who has published nine critically acclaimed novels and more than a dozen other books of poetry and essays. In additional to being nominated for a National Book Award for Poetry, recent awards have included the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and 2008 Blues Songwriter of the Year from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame. He is Professor Emeritus at University of California at Berkeley.

Carla Blank is a writer, editor, teacher, and performance artist. She is author and editor of the historical reference Rediscovering America: The Making of Multicultural America, 1900-2000, and co-author, with Jody Roberts, of the performance arts handbook Live On Stage! Her collaboration with Robert Wilson, entitled Kool, will premiere at the Guggenheim Museum in 2009. She lives in Oakland, California.


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