November, 2008

Babaylan: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina American Writers

The voices represented in this collection offer a broad and varied perspective on the Filipina writer whose diasporic existence can be traced to a common literary tradition.

Beautiful and Dark

Combining elements of the real and the fantastic, Beautiful and Dark (Bella y oscura) is written from the perspective of an orphaned girl taken to live with relatives in a derelict neighborhood at the edge of a city. Trying to cope with the mystery and violence of the adult world around her, she is drawn to the Lilliputian Airelei, who fascinates her with fantastic tales that mix myth and memory.

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (4th Edition)

Rooted in Gloria Anzaldua’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the groundbreaking essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenge how we think about identity.

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