The table of contents lists the names of the contributors with no details about their ethnicity, religion, gender, occupation, talent... other than what you can create in your own head given the name and the possible chance that you have heard of them before.
Do you think this was on purpose?
What does that lack of information take away and/or add?
What do these stories have in common?
Does this help to connect you to the story tellers?
Some more than others?
Ravi V. Patel