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By Alison Hawthorne Deming,Lauret E. Savoy

From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the variety of cultures during this international is matched merely by means of the range of reports explaining our cultural origins: tales of production and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, wish and secret. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid at the fallacies of nationwide myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the poisonous legacy of his fatherland, Bogalusa, l. a., to a blind religion in capitalism, and bell hooks bearing on the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that's thought of "unpredictable" — among greater than 35 different examinations of the connection among tradition and nature — this assortment issues towards the difficulty of ignoring our cultural historical past, but additionally finds how establishing our eyes and our minds may perhaps offer a extra livable future.

Contributors: Elmaz Abinader, religion Adiele, Francisco X. Alarcón, Fred Arroyo, Kimberly Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, Robert D. Bullard, Debra Kang Dean, Camille Dungy, Nikky Finney, Ray Gonzalez, Kimiko Hahn, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, J. Drew Lanham, David Mas Masumoto, Maria Melendez, Thyllias Moss, Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Oladipo, Louis Owens, Enrique Salmon, Aileen Suzara, A. J. Verdelle, Gerald Vizenor, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Al younger, Ofelia Zepeda

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