My Story: SARAH LEE, PLAYWRIGHT

‘Snakes and Ladders’ is Sarah Lee’s second play and is a comic drama about three ‘Mixed -Race’ sisters. One sister is very light skinned and has ‘good hair’, meaning straight European type hair and is on the surface, the favoured child, the one propelled forward. The second sister has skin that is ‘mid- toned’ being neither White nor Black, and wavy hair, and finally the third sister, looks wholly Afro- Caribbean. In the play the sisters use these loaded terms, such as ‘good hair’ themselves, and through their dialogues we see racism within family dynamics. However at the same time, ‘Snakes and Ladders’ is not only about racism or shade-ism but also about the construction of individual identity in the normal complexity that is family life.

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Natasha Trethewey (Anniversary Month Rewind) (Black/White) [American]

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Known as: 19th United States Poet Laureate (Poet Laureate of Mississippi; 2007 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for “Native Guard”; Holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University; Inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2011)

Works: “Native Guard”, “Domestic Work”, “Bellocq’s Ophelia”, “Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast”
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Asian American Mixed Heritage Literature

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Vol 3 (2012)

The production, collection, and distribution of accessible high quality research on Asian American Literature for students, teachers, and the general public.

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CONFERENCE: U.S. Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies, 19-22 April, 2012, Santa Clara, CA

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“We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of the multi-ethnic literatures of the United States and elsewhere. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore globalization in terms of its influence on ethnic canons, and vice versa, and encourage presentations on all global frameworks of analysis, such as Atlantic studies, global feminisms, pan-Africanism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, global indigenous studies, etc. ”
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Summer Blend Book Club Wraps Up : NPR

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This series began in June with the help of Heidi Durrow, author and co-founder of the “Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival.” All summer long, Tell Me More has been covering books about the multicultural experience in America.
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