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White space : essays on culture, race, & writing / Jennifer De Leon.

Author/Creator:
De Leon, Jennifer, 1979- author.
Publication:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2021.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 216 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Guatemalan Americans -- Biography.
Guatemalan Americans.
Summary:
"Sometime in her twenties, Jennifer De Leon asked herself, "What would you do if you just gave yourself permission?" While her parents had fled Guatemala over three decades earlier when the country was in the grips of genocide and civil war, she hadn't been back since she was a child. She gave herself permission to return--to relearn the Spanish that she had forgotten, unpack her family's history, and begin to make her own way. Alternately honest, funny, and visceral, this powerful collection follows De Leon as she comes of age as a Guatemalan-American woman and learns to navigate the space between two worlds. Never rich or white enough for her posh college, she finds herself equally adrift in her first weeks in her parents' home country. During the years to follow, she would return to Guatemala again and again, meet ex-guerrillera and genocide survivors, get married in the old cobblestoned capital of Antigua, and teach her newborn son about his roots."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I BEFORE
Mapping Yolanda
The White Ceilinc
Round Three
A Pink Dress
The White Space
pt. II GUATEMALA
The First Day
Guatemala Notebooks: Little Black Notebook
The Mountain
Cuatemala Notebooks: La Voz Popular
Los Monolocos De La Vagina
Cuatemala Notebooks: Life In The Campo
Volcan Tajumulco
Guatemala Notebooks: Child Workers
Lucky Woman
Guatemala Notebooks: Guatemalan history
A Map Of The World
pt. III AFTER
Work
Happy New Year
Cyms
The Story Of The Letter From My Father
Mother Tongue
Bridged.
ISBN:
1625345674
9781625345677
OCLC:
1203964163