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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Gloria Anzaldua

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ISBN 10: 0943219221 / ISBN 13: 9780943219226
Published by Third Woman Press, U.S.A., 2002
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Title: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by ...

Publisher: Third Woman Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This Bridge Called My Back has served as a rallying call for women of color for a generation, and this new edition keeps that call alive at a time when divisions prove even more stubborn and dangerous. The new edition is further brought to life with the incorporation of visual art by seventeen noted women of color artists.


And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You by Jo Carillo
Beyond The Cliffs Of Abiquiu by Jo Carillo
Ceremony For Completing A Poetry Reading by Chrystos [pseud.]
Give Me Back by Chrystos [pseud.]
He Saw by Chrystos [pseud.]
I Walk In The History Of My People by Chrystos [pseud.]
No Rock Scorns Me As Whore by Chrystos [pseud.]
Millicent Fredericks by Gabrielle Daniels
On Not Bein by Mary Hope Whitehead Lee
Wonder Woman by Genny Lim
For The Color Of My Mother by Cherrie Moraga
The Welder by Cherrie Moraga
I Am What I Am by Rosario Morales
The Bridge Poem by Kate Rushin
When I Was Growing Up by Nellie Wong
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

From the forewords by Cherrie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua through the poems, essays, and pieces Toni Cade Bambara calls "cables, esoesses, conjurations and fusile missles, this is a work of bringing-togetherness that gives the reader a clear-eyed view of life in the United States. From "I Paid Very Hard for My Immigrant Ignorance" by Mirtha Quintanales to "who told you anybody wants to hear from you? you ain't nothing but a black woman!" by hattie gossett to "I Don't Understand Those Who Have Turned Away From Me" by Chrystos, This Bridge Called My Back is a showing-and-telling, a volume of reflections of stunning color: raging, gentle, powerful. First published in 1983 and winner of the 1986 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award, this collection was an important addition to the steadily growing voice of the world's silenced people, especially women of color. This Bridge Called My Back is a gift of wisdom, of strength, of womanhood. As Gloria Anzaldua puts it in her foreword: "Haven't we always borne jugs of water, children, poverty? Why not learn to bear baskets of hope, love, self-nourishment and to step lightly?" -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen

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