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Women Writing Resistance
Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean

Editor: Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez

Publisher: South End Press, Published: 2004
Pages: 241, $18.00, ISBN: 0896087085

This necessary collection of short essays and poems by authors/activists presents the strong voices of 18 women. They bear witness to the violence and oppression suffered by women and Indigenous in Latin America, they rage against racism and homophobia, they proclaim their identity and shared experience as women of color, and they hope and demand action for a more equal future. Includes writings by Rigoberta Menchú, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Edwidge Danticat, Julia Alvarez, and Jamaica Kincaid. A beautiful book.

"In this volume some of the finest women writers of Latin America and the Carribbean give us history re-told, language and identity refigured, and resistance write large and loud. Their visionary thinking and beautiful, clear voices tell us what we urgently need to hear and know. The sheer force of word and spirit gathered within these pages helps us vision the world we should work for."
- Elisabeth Alexander, author of The Venus Hottentots



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