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Byline: Nancy Pate
WHAT A FEAST
``Gumbo: A Celebration of African-American Writing,'' edited by Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris (Harlem Moon/Broadway Books, $17.95, paperback): With proceeds going to the Hurston/Wright Foundation, which nurtures writers of African descent, this anthology is being described as a literary "rent party." More than 70 writers contributed stories to this tasty mix, writing in a variety of styles. Their contributions are divided into four themed sections dealing with family, personal history, love and identity. "School," an excerpt from Veronica Chambers' Miss Black America, is a first-person narrative about a girl trying to …