Borderlands: The New Mestiza
"Rooted in Gloria Anzald˙a's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the groundbreaking essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged how we think about identity. Borderlands/La Frontera remapped our understanding of what a "border" is, seeing it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us."
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It's either las labores or feet soaking in cold puddles en bodegas cutting washing
weighing packaging broccoli spears carrots cabbages in 12 hours 15 double shift
the roar of machines inside her head. She can always clean shit out of white folks
toilets — the Mexican maid. You're respected if you can use your head instead of
your back, the women said. Ay m'ijos, ojala que hallen trabajo in air-conditioned
offices. The hoe, she wants to cut off . . . She folds wounded birds, her hands ...
no matter how fregados we are he said, shaking his head, spitting at the ground.
Vamonos, mujer, empaca el mugrero. He hands me a cup of coffee, half of it
sugar, half of it milk my throat so dry I even down the dregs. It has to be done.
Steeling myself I take that walk to the big house. Finally the big man lets me in.
How about a drink? I shake my head. He looks me over, opens his eyes wide and
smiles, says how sorry he is immigration is getting so tough a poor Mexican can't
make a ...
Two uniforms have his head wedged down in the gap between the bucket seats,
red sirens turning turning just over his head. Another pulls down his pants holds
him tight around the waist the fourth pummels the pale orbs over and over till the
PR's face is flushed the cop's fist red the sirens turning turning. The first two look
bored eyes drifting slowly over the crowd not meeting our eyes. He just thud got
out thud of jail I hear a Rican say thud, the cop's arms like baseball bats. Finally
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I read the second edition of this book for a Latina/o Studies class in college, and found it such a powerful experience that I began pushing it on all my friends. One of them finally took me up on my ... Read full review
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I particularly like the chapter called "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" when Anzaldua explains just how much our language shapes our identity. This was an eye-opener for students who rarely befriend people ... Read full review
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