Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

Rebecca Walker (Author)
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Riverhead Books
Publish Date
January 08, 2002
5.12 X 0.83 X 7.96 inches | 0.59 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications; in addition to the international bestseller Black, White, and Jewish, her books include Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, and the anthologies To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, which has become a standard text in gender studies courses around the world, and What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future. A popular speaker at universities and in business settings, Walker teaches the art of memoir at workshops and writing conferences internationally. She lives in Hawaii.


"Compelling."--The Washington Post

"Stunningly honest."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A complex, all-American story."--USA Today

"Walker masterfully illuminates differences between black and white America...A heartbreaking tale of self-creation."--People

"[Walker] offers painful childhood memories of straddling two vastly different cultures--black bohemia and Jewish suburbia--to fashion a cautionary tale about the power of race in shaping identity...[a] highly readable debut."--Entertainment Weekly

"Walker [writes with] elegant, discreet candor...will attract a wealth of well-deserved praise."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A beautifully written meditation on the creation of a woman's sense of self."--Jane Lazarre, author of Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness

"Powerful...deeply affecting."--Danzy Senna, author of Caucasia