Light Skin Gone to Waste
“Toni Ann Johnson’s Light Skin Gone to Waste is one of the most engrossing short story collections I’ve read in recent memory. These interconnected stories about a Black family living in a predominantly White suburb of New York City are impeccably written, incisive, often infuriating, and unforgettable . . . With a deft eye for detail, crisp writing, and an uncanny understanding of human frailties, Toni Ann Johnson has created an endlessly interesting American family portrait.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
“Toni Ann Johnson has in Homegoing harnessed the unique power and grace of the novella. There’s not a wasted word in this cinematically told, immediately engaging story, and yet the form affords her the length to develop characters whose deeply felt humanity makes them memorable.”
—Stuart Dybek, MacArthur Fellow and author of The Coast of Chicago, a New York Times Notable Book
A short story, HOME, appears in Serving House Journal.
This Side and That
A short story, This Side and That, is published in Aunt Chloe: A Journal of Artful Candor.
A short story, Daughtered Out, is published in the Summer 2021 issue of The Coachella Review.
Up That Hill
A short story, Up That Hill, appears in XAVIER REVIEW, Volume 36.
A short story, Claiming Tobias, is published in Volume 42 of The Emerson Review.
A short story, Time Travel, is published in Sprout Magazine issue # 16 It’s also available online via Red Fez.
The Way We Fell Out of Touch
A short story, The Way We Fell Out of Touch, was published in Callaloo, the premier journal of literature, art, and culture of the African Diaspora, by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Here In My Father’s House
This piece was co-written by me, Cheryl Lane Lewis, Jewell Brimage, Zelda Patterson, Ellen Cleghorne and Leslie Lee. Samuel L. Jackson, James Pickens Jr. and O.L. Duke starred as the fathers. It was produced Off-Broadway at Theatre Four by The Negro Ensemble Company in 1989–1990
Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public
The play was produced in Los Angeles at The Hudson Theater by The Fountainhead Theater Company in 1994 and starred Toni Ann Johnson, James DuMont, and Ron Livingston. It was produced in 1999 at Vassar College by The New York Stage and Film Company as a “mainstage” production in their Power House Summer Series. It starred Nicole Ari Parker, Marjorie Johnson, Eddie Cahill, and David Warshovky