Benita

Benita

by Benita Galeana
     
 

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Mexican political activist Benita Galeana rose from an obscure birth in a small village to become an outspoken advocate for workers' rights. With humor, insight, and dignity, she recounts how she became a revolutionary, describing life in a peasant hovel, in urban cabarets, and in Mexican jails.

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Mexican political activist Benita Galeana rose from an obscure birth in a small village to become an outspoken advocate for workers' rights. With humor, insight, and dignity, she recounts how she became a revolutionary, describing life in a peasant hovel, in urban cabarets, and in Mexican jails.

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"Benita Galeana's understanding of the intersections between class and gender . . . particularly of her plight as a single mother and her fierce struggle for workers' rights make Benita a fascinating text."  —World Literature Today

"An invaluable document, both as a testament to strong Hispanic women in a country notoriously short on that commodity and as an important guide to understanding Mexican ideological dissent in the 20th century."  —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480696
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Series:
Discoveries Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Benita Galeana was a Mexican political activist famed for fighting for the rights of workers and women, and is the author of El beso mocho: Narraciones vividas and Actos vividos. She has been the basis for a movie, a radio play, and various dramatic interpretations, and her house has been declared a historic site by the government of Mexico and was opened as a museum. Amy Diane Prince is a translator and writer who has been published The Portable Lower East Side, The Southwest Review, and in various anthologies. She lives in New York City. Ilan Stavans is a preeminent cultural critic, the author of The Hispanic Condition, the editor of The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, and the coeditor of Growing Up Latino. He has contributed to publications ranging from Newsweek to small literary magazines and scholarly journals. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Elena Poniatowska is an award-winning author of over 50 books and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emeritus Fellowship from Mexico's National Council of Culture and Arts. She is the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism.

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