This inspired collection of stories is cause for celebration. With stunning language and dazzling characters, Toure introduces Soul City -- a wholly imagined utopia where magic happens and black is beautiful. In a broad range of characterization and styles, "e;The Portable Promised Land"e; is filled with lighthearted humor and heavyhearted issues. Toure challenges form and what's considered politically correct in stories like "e;The Sad, Sweet Story of Sugar Lips Shinehot"e; and "e;Afrolexicolgy: Today's Bi-Annual List of the Top 50 Words in African America."e;"e;The Portable Promised Land"e; marks the entrance of a new and wildly compelling voice to fiction.