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The 2003 Nonfiction Honor Book, presented by The Black Caucus of ALA
Not since Terry McMillan's Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. Edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, Gumbo brings together a broad spectrum of writers of new and previously published stories of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from over fifty pre-eminent names in fiction; voices such as John Edgar Wideman, Edwidge Danticat, Terry McMillan, both Golden and Harris themselves, and many more give Gumbo a variety of flavorful and unique writing.
"...this sprawling collection handily reflects the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary African-American fiction."—Publisher's Weekly
Proceeds from sales of the book benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction.