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Women writing resistance : essays on Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : South End Press, ©2003.
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Eighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu, Cherrie Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldua, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women Writing Resistance highlights Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
ISBN: 0896087085 9780896087088
OCLC Number: 54113518
Language Note: English and Spanish.
Description: xii, 241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface / Elizabeth Martinez --
Introduction / Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez --
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 on an "anthropoeta" / Ruth Behar --
The Dream of Nunca Más: healing the wounds / Emma Sepúlveda --
Language as an instrument of domination / Rosario Castellaños --
Speaking in tongues: a letter to third world women writers / Gloria Anzaldúa --
Las Aeious / Ruth Irupé Sanabria --
Art in América con acento / Cherríe Moraga --
The Myth of the Latin woman / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
The Quincentenary Conference and the Earth Summit, 1992 / Rigoberta Menchú --
A Massacre in Mexico / Elena Poniatowska --
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 Juárez / Marjorie Agosín --
I came to help: resistance writ small / Julia Alvarez.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez ; [preface by Elizabeth Martinez].
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Eighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu, Cherrie Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldua, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women Writing Resistance highlights Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the service of social justice and against the entrenched patriarchal, racist, and exploitative regimes that have ruled their countries. Many of the women in this collection have been thrust out into the Latino-Caribbean diaspora by violent forces that make differences in language and culture seem less significant than connections based on resistance to inequality and oppression. It is these connections that Women Writing Resistance highlights, presenting "conversations" on the potential of writing to confront injustice. This mixed-genre anthology, a resource for activists and readers of Latin American and Caribbean women's literature, demonstrates and enacts how women can collaborate across class, race and nationality, and illustrates the value of this solidarity in the ongoing struggles for human rights and social justice in the Americas. Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University, specializing in contemporary Caribbean, Latin American, and ethnic North American autobiographies by women. She teaches literature and gender studies courses at Simon's Rock College of Bard, and is also a faculty member at the University at Albany, SUNY.

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