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By Cherríe L. Moraga

ISBN-10: 0822349620

ISBN-13: 9780822349624

ISBN-10: 0822349779

ISBN-13: 9780822349778

A Xicana Codex of fixing cognizance features essays and poems by way of Cherríe L. Moraga, some of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining relocating own tales with trenchant political and cultural critique, the author, activist, instructor, dramatist, mom, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover appears again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions comparable to 9-11 and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and she or he explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena in the direction of domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the numerous sorts of dehumanization confronted through younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; can pay poignant tribute to associates who passed on to the great beyond, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and provides a heartfelt essay approximately her own and political courting with Gloria Anzaldúa.

Thirty years after the ebook of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge known as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis continues to be encouraged by way of and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her identification as Chicana lesbian. but elements of her considering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of fixing Consciousness finds key alterations in Moraga’s concept; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical intensity of her paintings; her perspectives on modern debates approximately citizenship, immigration, and homosexual marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. it's a significant assertion from one in all our most vital public intellectuals.

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