Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0962929809
ISBN-10: 0962929808
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Minnesota Humanities Commission; 1st edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962929808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962929809
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #798,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

The author's debut novel THE PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL was published in trade paperback and kindle in 2011.

** AUTHOR NOTE. In May 2013, the author published a revised edition of PROSPECT in both formats. They are now available. The new version includes book reviews, discussion questions, and the opening 20 pages of his new novel THE HOPE STORE. Also PROSPECT was been re-proofed. **

PROSPECT is general fiction with a sci-fi spin. It was named one of the top three books of 5,000 in the Amazon novel contest in 2008, garnering fine reviews from Publishers Weekly in 2008 and 2009. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, expanded distribution and fine book stores.

Born and raised in Chicago, Dwight Okita started his writing life as a poet with Tia Chucha Press publishing his book of poetry Crossing with the Light. He wrote personal essays for WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of NPR, and read his poetry on Ira Glass' popular radio show "This American Life." He soon found himself reincarnated as a playwright, with produced plays including The Rainy Season, the darkly comic short play Richard Speck.

Okita continues to get nibbles from film producers interested in his work. Nicholas Bogner is his manager based in LA working to get film projects.

To see a book trailer for his novel PROSPECT OF MY ARRIVAL,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRMzye7Qbo

Okita continues to live in Chicago where he drinks too much coffee and is grateful for the diverse circle of friends, family, and colleagues that allow him to be part of their lives. You're welcome to visit his website:

http://www.DwightOkita.com

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By leigh quinn on December 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
I was forced to buy this book for a culture awareness class in college. It turned into one of the best purchases of my life. Asian, hispanic, African-American and Indian stories are the content, and each story is touching. Real insight is gained and an understanding is found as you turn the last page. Buy it for your children, the hispanic section makes wonderful bedtime stories! I can't comment on the usual specifics .. dialouge,scenes, etc ...since each section is so different. But the book will fulfill you, guaranteed!
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Even after 20 years, it holds up as a fine multicultural reader. I just used it as the text in a university in Kosovo! Students reacted very well to its breadth and depth.
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