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“Henna” by Thaisa Frank

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A state university tutor runs a class named 'Writing From Life'. It is attended by a woman she refers to as 'Ms Shari'. Ms Shari claims it is against her culture to write so personally, yet when she is asked to leave the class, her representative makes a complaint of racism against the tutor. As Ms Shari returns to class, beginning to write precise pieces about her life, these two women's stories entwine.


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About the Author
Thaisa Frank's sixth book, Heidegger's Glasses (Counterpoint Press, 2010). was sold to ten foreign countries before publication. Her seventh book, Enchantment, (Counterpoint 2012) was among best books in the SF Chronicle for 2012. Her non-fiction book, Finding Your Writer's Voice (St. Martin's Press) was recently reissued as an e-book. She has published in numerous anthologies, is a 3-time Pushcart nominee and finalist for the Northern California Book Reviewers Association, has taught in MFA programs and is an Honored Instructor at UCBerkeley Extension where she is an advisor on the post-bac degree in creative writing. She is a member of the SF Writers Grotto and is currently a finalist in Narrative Magazine's Spring Fiction Contest. Her work, according to the NY Times "works by a tantalizing sense of indirection.
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