Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity

In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants. More

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About Lise Funderburg

Lise Funderburg went to Reed College and the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her latest book is the narrative nonfiction "Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home" (Free Press) -- a contemplation of life, death, and barbecue (not to mention filial duty, regionalism, and the impact of sprawl on rural communities). "Pig Candy" was chosen in 2012 as Drexel University's Freshman Read. Funderburg's first book was a collection of oral histories, "Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity," the first to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared widely: in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, Garden Design, MORE, and many other publications. She teaches Creative Nonfiction Writing at The University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and through the Creative Nonfiction Foundation Mentor Program.

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The Drexel InterView with Paula Marantz Cohen
Funderburg's latest book, a social history/memoir called "Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home" is a contemplation of life, death, and barbecue. It was selected as Drexel University's 2012 Freshman Read. This interview took place during her Drexel campus visit, and the segment shown here turned toward, "BLACK, WHITE, OTHER: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity."

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