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

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Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 1983 - Poetry - 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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This is one of the most influential, precious books of women's history in existence. Someone needs to print it again.

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Contents

Was Growing Up
7
Am What I Am
14
Wonder Woman
25
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Nationally recognized as a poet, essayist, and cultural organizer, Cherrie Moraga is coeditor of the feminist multicultural anthology "This Bridge Called My Back". American Theatre has described her as a playwright "on the cutting edge . . . carv[ing] out the future of Chicano Theatre.

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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