A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, by Cherríe L. Moraga

By Cherríe L. Moraga

A Xicana Codex of adjusting cognizance features essays and poems by means of Cherríe L. Moraga, essentially 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 seems again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions reminiscent of Sep 11 and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and he or she explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena in the direction of domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the various different types of dehumanization confronted by way of younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; will pay poignant tribute to neighbors who gave up the ghost, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and gives 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 referred to as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis continues to be encouraged by means of and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her identification as Chicana lesbian. but points of her pondering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of fixing Consciousness unearths key differences in Moraga’s suggestion; 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 certainly one of our most vital public intellectuals.

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