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Native country of the heart : a memoir / Cherríe Moraga.

Author/Creator:
Moraga, Cherríe, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Moraga, Cherríe -- Family.
Moraga, Cherríe.
Mexican American women authors -- Biography.
Families.
Mexican American women authors.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Biographies.
Summary:
"As a young woman, Elvira left California to work as a cigarette girl in glamorous late-1920s Tijuana, where an ambiguous relationship with a wealthy white man taught her life lessons about power, sex, and opportunity. As Moraga charts her mother's journey from impressionable young girl to battle-tested matriarch to, later on, an old woman suffering under the yoke of Alzheimer, she traces her own self-discovery of her gender-queer body and Lesbian identity, as well as her passion for activism and the history of her pueblo. As her mother's memory fails, Moraga is driven to unearth forgotten remnants of a U.S. Mexican diaspora, its indigenous origins, and an American story of cultural loss."--Amazon.com.
Contents:
Prologue: una salta pa'tras
Coyote's daughter
Something better
Little rascals
What ever happened to Normal Rockwell?
The other side of the tracks
Just eat your chicken
Body memory
Martin
Mission girls
Mind-field
Don't ask, don't tell
Nothing México couldn't cure
Training ground
Old school
A rolling stone
Like the heron
The mother of the bride
"A very nice man"
Halloween shuffle 2003
A mother's dictum
Elvira's country
Sweet locura
Send them flying home
Sibangna
Reunion
Por costumbre
Expressions
Some place not home
Now and zen
When they lose their marbles
The wisdom of dolphins
Soft spots
Sola con los dioses
Coyote crossing
Roundhouse
For the record: an epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240).
ISBN:
9780374219666
0374219664
OCLC:
1060181013
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