As Our Barrio Turns: Who the Yoke B On?

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Calaca Press, 2000 - Poetry - 122 pages
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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. New from SPD. In AS OUR BARRIO TURNS ... WHO THE YOKE B ON?, alurista poet-filetero filosofo snaps shots of his singular history in wickedly funny, blasphemous travelogues through his youth and activist days. His scrapbook leapfrogs from military academy in Mxico to militant politics in '60s San Diego, boyhood challenges of Catholic dogma, adult challenges in building a Chicano cultural movement. But it's not nostalgia that alurista traffics in -- it's the revisiting of the past that may hold clues to the map of the movimiento's millennium movidas. Pick up your Neo-Aztec battle armour and get ready to rumble in a vortex of language corridos and time-space slippage - Juan Felipe Herrera.

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Alurista was born in 1947 in Mexico City and migrated to San Diego, California, when he was thirteen. He holds a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of California, San Diego. His work played a central role in the Chicano movement of the late 1960s and 1970s and continues to inspire new generations of artists and activists.

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