Mixed: An Anthology of Short Fiction on the Multiracial Experience
“Until recent years, the offspring of biracial couples had only classic novels such as Passing, more modern offerings such as Half and Half, or autobiographies like Rebecca Walker's critically acclaimed Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self to highlight the often difficult, though many times richer, lives of those who straddle cultural lines. Collected in a little less than two years and featuring a forward from Walker, Mixed explores race through many facets of life, and its stories often cut to the core.”
Adrian Brune, © Hartford Courant
“Mixed is a wonderful example of the thoughts, labels and realities that come together to make the mixed-race experience. Recreated as glimpses into the lives of others and told through the words of those who've come to recognise the very essence of their duality Mixed will leave you wanting more, much more.”
Editor, © Intermix.org.uk
The San Francisco Chronicle, “Stirring Up the Racial Melting Pot”
“The stories, characters and authors [of Mixed] skillfully challenge conventional notions of race and ethnicity, revealing them to be the fragile, fluid things they are.”
Cheryl Harris Sharman, © San Francisco Chronicle
"Going way beyond the mythology of the tragic mulatto, this anthology of short stories by and about people of mixed racial heritage explores the complexities of multiracialism and multiculturalism. . . .This is an absorbing and thought-provoking collection of stories that explore racial identity, alienation, and people often forced to choose between races and cultures in a search for self-identity.”
Vanessa Bush, © American Library Association
"Chandra Prasad's effort to integrate multiracial experiences into the literary canon is welcome and long overdue. . . . There are some wonderful, deftly crafted, satisfying reads in Mixed, including bookend pieces by the collection's best-known writers, Ruth L. Ozeki and Danzy Senna."
Lise Funderburg, © Chicago Sun-Times, November 12, 2006
"Mixed represents racial hybridity in all its chameleon-like splendour at a time when questions of origin and identity are raised more readily than ever before."
Fiona Atherton, © Scotland on Sunday, September 24, 2006