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Women writing resistance : essays on Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through poetry and essays, writers from the Anglophone, Hispanic, and Francophone Caribbean, including Puertorriquenas and Cubanas, grapple with their hybrid American political identities -- Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
ISBN: 9780807088197 0807088196
OCLC Number: 966363712
Description: ix, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: PART ONE. RE-ENVISIONING HISTORY: Revision / Aurora Levins Morales --
We Are Ugly, but We Are Here / Edwidge Danticat --
The Silent Witness / Raquel Partnoy --
And What Would It Be Like? / Michelle Cliff --
Everything I Kept: Reflections of an "Anthropoeta" / Ruth Behar --
The Dream of Nunca Mas: Healing the Wounds / Emma Sepulveda --
PART TWO. THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY:Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers / Gloria Anzaldua --
Las aeious / Ruth Irupe Sanabria --
Art in America con Acento / Cherrie Moraga --
The Myth of the Latin Woman / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
The Quincentenary Conference and the Earth Summit, 1992 / Rigoberta Menchu --
PART THREE. STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE: A Small Place / Jamaica Kincaid --
One Precious Moment / Margaret Randall --
On Being Shorter: How Our Testimonial Texts Defy the Academy / Alicia Partnoy --
Death in the Desert: The Women of Ciudad Juarez / Marjorie Agosin --
I Came to Help: Resistance Writ Small / Julia Alvarez --
Afterword: No Pare, Sigue Sigue: Refilling the Resistance Well / Veronica Chambers
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Browdy.

Abstract:

Through poetry and essays, writers from the Anglophone, Hispanic, and Francophone Caribbean, including Puertorriquenas and Cubanas, grapple with their hybrid American political identities -- Provided by publisher.

"Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean" gathers the voices of sixteen acclaimed writer-activists for a one-of-a-kind collection. Through poetry and essays, writers from the Anglophone, Hispanic, and Francophone Caribbean, including Puertorriqueñas and Cubanas, grapple with their hybrid American political identities. Gloria Anzaldúa, the founder of Chicana queer theory; Rigoberta Menchú, the first Indigenous person to win a Nobel Peace Prize; and Michelle Cliff, a searing and poignant chronicler of colonialism and racism, among many others, highlight how women can collaborate across class, race, and nationality to lead a new wave of resistance against neoliberalism, patriarchy, state terrorism, and white supremacy. -- Provided by publisher.

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