Fiction. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. MY JEWISH FACE & OTHER STORIES chronicles the coming of age and coming out of a daughter of the Jewish left. Wandering from Brooklyn to Harlem and Berkeley in the sixties, from the intense feminist politics of the seventies to the isolation and regathering of activism in the eighties, Kaye/Kantrowitz's women struggle for lesbian community, for proud Jewish identity and always for justice steeped in compassion. As humanly warm and funny as they are serious, these stories will reach with great hope and energy across generations and across cultures.
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, a writer, activist, and professor, was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, and has worked in social change movements since the sixties. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught the first Women's Studies course in the department. She currently teaches at Queens College in the Jewish Studies, History and Comparative Literature departments. She is the author of several books, including: THE ISSUE IS POWER (Aunt Lute Books, 1992) MY JEWISH FACE & OTHER STORIES (Aunt Lute Books, 1990), We Speak in Code (Motheroot Publications, 1980) and her more recent book The Colors of Jews (Indiana University Press 2007). Her writings are widely published and anthologized.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA