Native country of the heart: a memoir
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
viii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
921 MORAGA
Description
Native Country of the Heart: A MexicanAmerican Geography is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child by her own father to pick cotton in California's Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe L. Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation. 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's--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 remnants of the MexicanAmerican diaspora and an American story of cultural loss.Poetically wrought and filled with insight into intergenerational trauma, Native Country of the Heart is a reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter to the mother she will never lose.
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Street Date:
1904
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374219666, 0374219664

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"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's--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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Moraga, C. (2019). Native country of the heart: a memoir. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moraga, Cherríe. 2019. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moraga, Cherríe, Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Moraga, Cherríe. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. Print.

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