A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, by Cherríe L. Moraga

By Cherríe L. Moraga

A Xicana Codex of fixing cognizance features essays and poems by way of Cherríe L. Moraga, some of the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining relocating own tales with trenchant political and cultural critique, the author, activist, instructor, dramatist, mom, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover appears to be like again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions similar to Sept. 11 and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and she or he explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena towards domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the various different types of dehumanization confronted via younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; will pay poignant tribute to neighbors who passed on to the great beyond, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and gives a heartfelt essay approximately her own and political courting with Gloria Anzaldúa.

Thirty years after the book of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge known as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis is still prompted via and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her id as Chicana lesbian. but features of her pondering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of adjusting Consciousness finds key ameliorations in Moraga’s concept; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical intensity of her paintings; her perspectives on modern debates approximately citizenship, immigration, and homosexual marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. it's a significant assertion from one in every of our most crucial public intellectuals.

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