I Am a Red Dress: Incantations on a Grandmother, a Mother, and a Daughter
In I Am a Red Dress, acclaimed writer and performer Anna Camilleri confronts the ghosts of her past as she seeks to find her rightful place in the world. Part memoir, part storytelling, Anna writes with passion and conviction about family and identity, and how the wounds of personal history can be healed through the imagination.
These eloquent stories and narratives speak to the heart of three generations of women-Anna, her mother, and her grandmother-as they dealt with a cycle of family abuse; in them, the red dress appears as a symbol of defiance and empowerment. Throughout the book, Anna unravels memory that is inextricably tied to culture, class, and tradition, in a strong and beautiful voice that bravely asserts its right to be heard.
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Lexicon of the Red Dress part 2
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Handing Down the Red Dress
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