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In Other People's Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with fellow authors Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, take on one of the most controversial topics within the African-American community: the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. In other words, the skin/hair thang among black women.In Other People's Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with fellow authors Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, take on one of the most controversial topics within the African-American community: the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. In other words, the skin/hair thang among black women. It begins with TaRessa Stovall's "My People, My People," in which a successful advertising executive acquires firsthand knowledge of prejudice when her clients insist on using light- rather than dark-skinned models. Next comes Tracy Price-Thompson's award-winning story "Other People's Skin," a tale set in 1970s Louisiana, where a dark-skinned young woman must come to terms with the bigotry of her light-skinned family. "New Birth," by Desiree Cooper reveals the intense roles that money, class, and skin color play in the intra-racial relationship between Catherine, a wealthy, light-skinned lawyer, and Lettie, her dark-skinned house cleaner. Finally, Elizabeth Atkin's "Take It Off" tells the story of a biracial girl who hides her coarse, braided hair from her friends at a mixed-race university in Detroit. Other People's Skin is the most innovative and varied anthology of sisterhood and unity to date. Each novella entertains, challenges, and, most important, offers healing to the reader -- no matter what her race, skin tone, or state of mind....

Title : Other People's Skin: Four Novellas
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ISBN : 9781416571544
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Other People's Skin: Four Novellas Reviews

  • Felicia Brookins
    2019-04-22 08:03

    I loved every single story. It was one of those books where you sit on your couch and put up a DO NOT DISTURB SIGN. It was so easy to visualize each character and every situation. I highly recommend this book. It was GREAT !

  • J
    2019-04-25 15:05

    (FROM JACKET)In "Other People's Skin", Tracy Price-Thompson and TaReesa Stovall, along with fellow authors Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, take on one of the most controversial topics within the African-American community: the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. In other words, the skin/hair thang among black women.It begins with TaReesa Stovall's "My People, My People", in which a successful advertising executive acquires firsthand knowledge of prejudice when her clients insist on using light-rather than dark-skinned model. Next comes Tracy Price-Thompson's award-winning story "Other People's Skin", a tale set in 1970s Louisiana, where a dark-skinned young woman must come to terms with the bigotry of her light-skinned family. "New Birth", by Desiree Cooper reveals the intense roles that money, class, and skin color play in the intra-racial relationship between Catherine, a wealthy, light-skinned lawyer, and Lettie, her dark-skinned house cleaner. Finally, Elizabeth Atkin's "Take It Off" tells the story of a biracial girl who hides her coarse, braided hair from her friends at a mixed-race university in Detroit."Other People's Skin" is the most innovative and varied anthology of sisterhood and unity to date. Each novella entertains, challenges, and, most important, offers healing to the reader-no matter what her race, skin tone, or state of mind.

  • Vivienne Neal
    2019-03-29 10:00

    Four Enlightening Narratives The finest and well-executed novellas, I have read this year, tackling and exploring internal/external dislikes within the African American community and the negative impact these elements have had and still do on society at large. The sufferings, indignations, and dilemmas that the characters encounter in each of the stories are genuine, complex, and many-sided, providing the rationale as to how and why skin hue, hair texture, class, and one’s occupation have been used to define and divide a people. What makes the stories so captivating is the blending of historical details and fiction, covering various periods, forcing us to reexamine our own hidden and overt biases that can impair a group’s advancement when it comes to social, political, and economic empowerment, and to remind us that no matter the hue of one’s skin, the consistency of one’s hair, or a person’s position in life, we are all one and share a connection, and our hopes, ideas, and achievements can materialize and be celebrated by working together without limitations, even if we take different paths to accomplish those objectives.

  • Christine
    2019-04-10 16:02

    Particularly enjoyed the Michigan connections in some of this work, as I can relate to it. These are fairly strong novellas that pleasantly surprised me just when I thought they were veering toward becoming overwrought. I appreciate the generational range in the characters, too, though, except for the first piece, these tend to stick with the idea that older folks do the teaching.

  • Literary Jewels
    2019-04-19 12:04

    A good compilation of stories that talk about skin tones and hair types amongst African American females. The all so familiar good hair versus bad hair...Kudos for cleverly packaging these stories together and I could easily see this being the perfect book club discussion book. Great read ladies!Reviewed By: Kisha GreenFormat: PaperbackCopy Supplied By Publisher

  • TramikaChatfield
    2019-04-03 11:16

    What an awesome book. It totally gave me an eye openoer on how most black woman feel about skin tone and hair texture. It made me a little bit more proud of my cfowning glory and my caramel complexion. Love this book.

  • Gabrielle Louise
    2019-04-05 12:19

    Great set of short stories by a local author.