Magnolia, A Journal of Women’s Socially Engaged Literature – Volume III

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Readers will enjoy many surprises in this latest volume of women’s socially engaged literature. From the unfriendly streets of Miami’s South Beach, to the villages of India and Africa, the poets and writers featured here launch encounters with some of the most emotionally and politically charged subjects in recent history. Included in the collection are stories of forced sterilization in a controversial eugenics program, female genital mutilation in Africa, and the first rumblings of the abortion debate in America. Other works tackle more contemporary problems, like racial profiling, police brutality, homelessness, and terrorist conflicts, exploring in vivid, personal detail the human face of often inhumane acts. In each case, the stories and poems included here challenge not simply what it means to live a feminine existene, but more critically what it means to live in our time.

Guest edited by Laila Halaby

In addition to my name on his tongue, a poetic memoir, Laila Halaby is the author of two novels both published by Beacon Press: Once in a Promised Land (a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Authors selection; named by the Washington Post as one of the best 100 novels of 2007) and West of the Jordan (winner of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award). The recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, Halaby holds graduate degrees from UCLA and Loyola Marymount. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Contributors: Jane Campbell, Darlene Anita Scott, Sheryl Luna, Morgan Liphart, Carla Sameth, Molly O’Dell, Maggie Westland, Jamie Leighton, Kathie Giorgio, Deborah Townley, Tara Walker, Del Sandeen, Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Marilyn Barner Anselmi, Suruchi Mohan, Naomi Beneron, Susan Meyers, Amy Ratto Parks, Deborah Finkelstein, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Betsy Benjamin, Emily Ruth Hazel, Erin Lyn Bodin, Kathleen Kirk, Kim Goldberg, Carol Gilbertson, Elena Radulesco













Guest Editor: Laila Halaby
Series Editor: Misty K. Ericson
Publication Date: Sep 10 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 978-0-9836754-1-9
Page Count: 171 pages
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.25″ x 8″
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Literary Collections / Women Authors