It is often difficult to find one anthology that contains truly global, multi-cultural, and cross-cultural readings written by major authors from a multitude of countries. Includes non-fiction selections and short stories contributed by major writers from various countries and provide biographical sketches provide background information on the writer's life and identity. The authors explore cultural differences in relation to race, class, gender, region, and nation. Themes explored include: culture, "turning points," gender, work, class, politics, and more. Ideal for teachers looking for multicultural readings for use in their classrooms.