Yes, the herstorical, groundbreaking, must-have book for classic women of color writing is back in print. Rutgers University Press has re-issued Home Girls, a pivotal collection of works from some of the most important writers of our time. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become the essential text on Black women's lives. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed—or not—since the book was first published.
Writer and scholar Barbra Smith was co-founder and publisher of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, which first produced Home Girls. Contributors to the book include: Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara Banks, Becky Birtha, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle Clinton, Willie Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Rayminia Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker and Renita Weems.
And since it's women's history month, how about Harrington Park Press's new book, Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists, edited by Maria Dolores Costa. Published by this imprint of Haworth Press, the book (while no Home Girls) starts with an overview of Latina lesbian authors and performers. The rest of the book is structured to give you a look at Latina lesbians in the U.S. and then it moves outward, first to Latin America, then to Spain. (Chicago lesbian writer Achy Obejas is among those referenced.)