Author: Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her writing has appeared in The Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Xantippe, Postmodern Culture, Action Yes!, Witness, and elsewhere. Her first book, Giving Birth: A Journey into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam, 2002), won the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award. She has worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on a number of documentary films including "The Exiles" which won an Emmy Award, and was a Co-Founder and Producer of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Taylor is also Founding Editor of Essay Press. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University, has twice been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, and teaches at Ithaca College.

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Ugly Duckling Presse

Literary Nonfiction. APART grew out of Taylor's memories of visiting her family in South Africa as a child and her later curiosity about her (white) mother's involvement in early anti-apartheid women's groups. Mixing narrative prose, poems, social a...

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