Borderlands Featured in Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Books

November 29, 2011

Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza was ranked #27 in Ms. Magazine’s Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Countdown. Ms. counts Anzaldúa’s visionary work among “the defining works of Chicana, women-of-color and third-wave feminism.” Anzaldúa also appears as the editor of #22 on the list (This Bridge Called my Back). A number of other Aunt Lute authors and editors appear on the list, including Audre Lorde, Paula Gunn Allen, and Alice Walker.

First published in 1987 by Aunt Lute Books and now in its third edition, Borderlands has proven to be a crucial resource in Chicana and Women’s Studies. The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa holds a biannual international conference that engages with Anzaldúa’s her work and life. Selected works from the last conference can be found in the recently-published El Mundo Zurdo. The next conference will be held at the University of Texas at San Antonio from May 17 to 20, 2011. You can read the call for submissions for paper proposals, panels, workshops, and performances here.

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