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Title Running for their lives : girls, cultural identity, and stories of survival / edited by Sherrie A. Inness.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2000]

Subject Girls -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Minority youth -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Racism -- Case studies.
Marginality, Social -- Case studies.
Alt Name Inness, Sherrie A.
Description xxi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Girl problems / Sherrie A. Inness -- Coming to America: not the movie by Eddie Murphy / Palesa and Manko Kendall with an introducction by K. Limakatso Kendall -- From foutou to French fries: life on the edge of African and American cultures / Bosson Caroline Kouassiaman and Susan Frazier-Kouassi -- "Mommy, I just want to fit in!": an African girl's story / Joy Ekema-Agbaw and Vivian Yenika-Agbaw -- Childhood misconceptions: reflections of a biracial American (colored) girl / Wendy M. Thompson and Lisa B. Thompson -- Mah-Rukh Ali: profile of a Norwegian / Mah-Rukh Ali and Elisabeth Sandberg -- Fighting shame: a Somali single teen mother in Canada / Ayanna Anamoor and Merlinda Weinberg -- A tightrope made of sari silk: the delicate, perilous world of girlhood in India ; Preeti, Priya, Pratibha, Kamal, Lalitha, and Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis -- Afia's story: a guide to survival / Afia Begum, Najma Habib, and Rebecca Sultana -- A tryst missed: girlhood in Pakistan / Mithi, Pomi, Nasima, and Tahera Aftab -- Horizontal rain: road from Sarajevo / Ajla Hodzic -- Charley Lauren's story: growing up in the shadow of mental illness / Charley Lauren Ortman and Patricia E. Ortman.
ISBN 0847698505 (cloth : alk. paper)
0847698513 (paper : alk. paepr)
OCLC # 42717728
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Girl Problems / Sherrie A. Inness 
Pt. IDancing the Bashenga: Girls Confront Racism 
 1Coming to America: Not the Movie by Eddie Murphy / Palesa Kendall, Manko Kendall, K. Limakatso Kendall3
 2From Foutou to French Fries: Life on the Edge of African and American Cultures / Bosson Caroline Kouassiaman, Susan Frazier-Kouassi23
 3"Mommy, I Just Want to Fit In!": An African Girl's Story / Joy Ekema-Agbaw, Vivian Yenika-Agbaw35
 4Childhood Misconceptions: Reflections of a Biracial American (Colored) Girl / Wendy M. Thompson, Lisa B. Thompson49
 5Mah-Rukh Ali: Profile of a Norwegian / Mah-Rukh Ali, Elisabeth Sandberg71
 6Fighting Shame: A Somali Single Teen Mother in Canada / Ayanna Anamoor, Merlinda Weinberg97
Pt. IIDon't Look Down: Girls Living on the Edge 
 7A Tightrope Made of Sari Silk: The Delicate, Perilous World of Girlhood in India [et al.] / Preeti, Priya, Pratibha115
 8Afia's Story: A Guide to Survival / Afia Begum, Najma Habib, Rebecca Sultana133
 9A Tryst Missed: Girlhood in Pakistan [et al.] / Mithi, Pomi, Nasima151
 10Horizontal Rain: Road from Sarajevo / Ajla Hodzic163
 11Charley Lauren's Story: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mental Illness / Charley Lauren Ortman, Patricia E. Ortman177
 About the Contributors195

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