21W.742J | Fall 2008 | Undergraduate

Writing About Race: Narratives of Multiraciality


Required Texts

Abel, Jessica. La Perdida. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 2006. ISBN: 9780375423659.

Abu-Jaber, Diana. The Language of Baklava. Jacksonville, FL: Anchor, 2006. ISBN: 9781400077762.

Adiele, Faith. Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. ISBN: 9780393326734.

Barry, Lynda. One Hundred Demons. Washington, DC: Sasquatch Books, 2005. ISBN: 9781570614590.

McBride, James. The Color of Water. New York, NY: Riverhead Trade, 1997. ISBN: 9781573225786.

Nunez, Sigrid. A Feather on the Breath of God. Iowa City, IA: Picador, 2005. ISBN: 9780312422738.

Ozeki, Ruth. All Over Creation. New York, NY: Penguin, 2004. ISBN: 9780142003893.

Senna, Danzy. Caucasia. New York, NY: Riverhead Trade, 1999. ISBN: 9781573227162.

“The New Face of America.” Time, November 18, 1993.

Anzaldua, Gloria. “La Conciencia de la Mestiza: Towards a New Consciousness.” In Borderlands/La frontera. San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Press, 1987. ISBN: 9781879960121.

Cofer, Judith Ortiz. “The Story of My Body.” In The Latin Deli: Poetry and Prose. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995. ISBN: 9780393313130.

Dunning, Stefanie. “Brown Like Me: Explorations of a Shifting Self.” In Mixing It Up: Multiracial Subjects. Edited by SanSan Kwan and Kenneth Spiers. Austin, TX: University of Texas press, 2004. ISBN: 9780292743458.

Moraga, Cherrie. “La Guera.” In Loving in the War Years. Cambridge, MA: South End press Classics, 1983, 2000. ISBN: 9780896086265.

Perez, Hiram. “How to Rehabilitate A Mulatto: The Iconography of Tiger Woods.” In East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. Edited by Shilpa Dave, Leilani Nishime, and Tasha G. Oren. New York, NY: University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780814719633.

Rekdal, Paisley. “We Do Not Live Here, We Are Only Visitors.” In The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In. New York, NY: Pantheon, 2000. ISBN: 9780375409370.

Ropp, Steven Masami. “Do Multiracial Subjects Really Challenge Race?: Mixed Race Asians in the United States and the Caribbean.” Amerasia Journal 31, no. 1 (1997).

Zack, Naomi. “American Mixed Race: The United States 2000 Census and Related Issues.” In Mixing It Up: Multiracial Subjects. Edited by SanSan Kwan and Kenneth Spiers. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780292705852.


Banana Split. Directed by Kip Fulbeck, 1990.

A Beautiful Blend. Directed by David Hosley, 2004.

The Body Beautiful. Directed by Ngozi Onwurah, 1991.

Halving The Bones. Directed by Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury, 1996.

Hapa. Directed by Midori Sperandeo, 2001.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments with Examples