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an amazing book i need to recommend - Ace of Spades by David Matthews [12 Apr 2009|06:22pm]

this is my first posting. hello! my name is sarah, and i'm half black half jewish. my mother is jewish.

A friend of mine recommended a book called 'Ace of Spades' by David Matthews (you can find it here: http://tr.im/iGsu), and I love it so much. I'm half way through it and I can't believe how great this book is. It's so funny and personable. There are moments where I have to put the book down and just burst out laughing. But wow, is it well written! David Matthews is poetic with his words. Truly astounding.

Here's a brief description from The New Yorker:
The son of a Zionist white mother and a Malcolm X-admiring black father, Matthews, in this memoir, is a boy without a race in a city, Baltimore, that requires him to choose one. The story of racial pinball is not entirely unfamiliar: the black kids reject him as too light-skinned, the whites as too broad-nosed. But Matthews displays improvisational verve—blacks are "burnished" and "browned butter," and whites are anything from "alabaster" to "a puffy marshmallow in Baltimore’s steaming cup of cocoa"—and narrates with the vigor of a movie script. Indeed, it is on television that, as a child, he finds the clarity he yearns for. "I was a living contradiction of elements that shouldn’t have been," he writes at one point, whereas on TV "everything was black, or white, and a lot like life."

Really, i can't recommend this book more! I love it! Have you read it?

here's the author, david matthews:
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AALikeThese2 [05 Mar 2008|08:24pm]

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Sorry if you view this as spam. I'm just trying to reach my targeted audience, hence why your community is seeing this post.
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[04 Mar 2006|09:08am]

Does anyone else read The Straight Dope? Interesting article
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WRITERS [26 Feb 2005|01:45am]

Writers of mixed ancestry, I have an announcement that applies to you.

At this moment in time, a friend of mine and I are editting and putting together a book of poetry written by the mixed youth of America that focuses on the difficulties of finding your place in a country that is so racially segregated. It is entitled Halfbreed. The poetry can be either direct or metaphorical - it doesn't matter. The idea is to voice the opinion of the mixed youth of America in this current time period about the true differences between different races. I believe mixed individuals have the least biased and most valid statements to make on this topic.

This book is an experiment in a sense. We've got a possible publisher at the moment who is very interested in the idea.

If you would like to contribute please attach your poetry in a Word Document and send to HalfbreedLit@yahoo.com or you can copy and paste the poem into the body of the email.

You may submit up to 3 poems of any length.

Please give your age, name, and ethnicities in the email.

Your poem/s will be reviewed and responded to within two weeks.

I'm looking forward to reading your work.

Miss Alysia Michelle James
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Test Test [07 Nov 2004|09:01pm]

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