This bridge called my back: writings by radical women of color

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Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 1983 - Literary Collections - 261 pages
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This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color. 65,000 copies in print.

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Review: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

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By all standards, this is exactly the kind of book I would love - essays and poems about race, gender, sexuality, society etc. Part of it may have been my VERY high expectations, but I was really ... Read full review

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If you've noticed that 78% of people on the internet think having a tumblr is an equivalent qualification to a degree in Women's Studies, then you can read this book instead of the internet. I hear a ... Read full review

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Contents

Was Growing Up
7
IAmWhatlAm
14
Entering the Lives of Others
21
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Moraga is Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University.

A native of the Southwest, Anzaldua is a Chicana lesbian feminist theorist, creative writer, editor, and activist. She has taught Chicano studies, feminist studies, and writing at a number of universities. In addition, she has conducted writing workshops around the world and has been a contributing editor for the feminist literary journal Sinister Wisdom since 1984. She has also been active in the migrant farm workers movement. Anzaldua first came to critical attention with an anthology she coedited with Cherrie Moraga, another Chicana lesbian feminist theorist and writer. Titled This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), the anthology includes poetry, fiction, autobiographical writing, criticism, and theory by Chicana, African American, Asian American, and Native American women who advocate change in academia and the culture at large. Anzaldua is well known for her second book, Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). It combines prose and poetry, history, autobiography, and criticism in Spanish, English, as well as Tex-Mex and Nahautl. Its purpose is to interrogate and deconstruct sexual, psychological, and spiritual borderlands as well as the United States-Mexican border. In 1990 Many Faces/Making Souls was published. Anzaldua currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

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