Eighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchú, Cherríe Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldúa, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean.Women Writing Resistance highlights Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, witEighteen women, including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchú, Cherríe Moraga, Marjorie Agosin, Margaret Randall, Gloria Anzaldúa, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Julia Alvarez, are featured in this powerful anthology on art, feminism, and activism in Latin America and the Caribbean.Women Writing Resistance highlights Latin American and Caribbean women writers who, with increasing urgency, are writing in the service of social justice and against the entrenched patriarchal, racist, and exploitative regimes that have ruled their countries.Many of the women in this collection have been thrust out into the Latino-Caribbean diaspora by violent forces that make differences in language and culture seem less significant than connections based on resistance to inequality and oppression. It is these connections that Women Writing Resistance highlights, presenting "conversations" on the potential of writing to confront injustice.This mixed-genre anthology, a resource for activists and readers of Latin American and Caribbean women’s literature, demonstrates and enacts how women can collaborate across class, race and nationality, and illustrates the value of this solidarity in the ongoing struggles for human rights and social justice in the Americas.Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University, specializing in contemporary Caribbean, Latin American, and ethnic North American autobiographies by women. She teaches literature and gender studies courses at Simon’s Rock College of Bard, and is also a faculty member at the University at Albany, SUNY....
|Title||:||Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean|
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Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean Reviews
Like any collection, there were a few essays that didn't quite fit with the rest. Overall though, I loved this collection. It put together several of the most influential contemporary latina, chicana and Carribean writers and thinkers in a powerful way. They write on politics, family, language, womanhood and a lot more. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in women's activism in Latin America.
Part 2, "The Politics of Language and Identity," merits particular attention.
My roommate said this was one of the few academic texts he kept from college and encouraged me to read it. Great, quick-reading introductory collection of Latin American and Caribbean women writers, some who I already knew and loved including Jamaica Kincaid, Rigoberta Menchu and Julia Alvarez, and some that were new. Worth reading if you're interested in any of the core subjects or seeing how people write and reclaim their own histories.
On the heels of " This bridge called my back"I connected to the women who wrote about their experiences, fast forward to the 90's and early 00's.
great collection. skipped over the more academic essays for the poetry and personal experience.i was particularly interested in the concept of testimonial writing - still pondering.
Interesting points of view and the poems included are beautiful.
One of the few texts I read for class in college that I have kept and reread. The voices here really resonated with me, and I think of these women often. I'm so glad I read this book.