Thursday, September 06, 2007

intro to xicanisma



"As a product of U.S. society, nevertheless with strong ties to my ethnic and mestiza identity, and as a woman of conscientización, I believe our views must expand to make world connections from which we will see that our particular culture has infinite affinities with other women, especially women who like ourselves, have for so long been denied a voice within our own societies." - from the book Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma by Ana Castillo.

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Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, one of my favorite books, comes to mind too.

2 comments:

fiercelyfab said...

Massacre of the Dreamers is a life-changing book...Ana Castillo's writings are powerful and to me a must read. That book added a whole dimension to my understanding of Xicanisma and my own self-discovery as a woman of mexican descent.

"X" said...

Ana continues to carry the torch after Gloria's passing. Thank you so much for posting this, Emmy. There will only be one Ana and she is a gift to us all!

Viva Ana!