Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Kathleen Collins’s (1942–88) short stories, written in the 1960s and 70s, were unpublished in her lifetime. Alice Walker, then an editor at Ms. magazine, wrote Collins a generous rejection note but it took a posthumous screening of Collins’s film Losing Interest last year, organized by her daughter, for her prose to reach an audience.

This first published collection of stories offers an important perspective on themes of racial identity, sexual freedom and erotic fulfilment.