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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
This book begins to meet a significant need; ignorance of writings by women of color prevails throughout the American academic/literary establishment, most instructors being unacquainted even with writers like Leslie Silko and Louise Erdrich. Rayna Green's most important accomplishment may be that her anthology introduces serious readers to Native American women's writing. The collection comprises generous samplings from seventeen contemporary authors writing in English: seven pieces of fiction and almost 200 poems. Silko's work is absent, apparently because of copyright problems; writers represented include Erdrich, Paula Gunn Allen, Wendy Rose, Shirley Hill Witt, Linda Hogan, Joy Harjo, Carol Lee Sanchez.
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