Gaby Brimmer: An Autobiography in Three Voices

Gaby Brimmer: An Autobiography in Three Voices

by Gaby Brimmer, Elena Poniatowska
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584657588

ISBN-13: 9781584657583

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

Gabriela Brimmer (1947-2000), born with cerebral palsy, communicated largely by typing with her left foot on an electric typewriter, and by using that foot to point at letters and numbers on an "alphabet board" at the base of her wheelchair. Raised by her mother, Sari, and Mexican caregiver Florencia Morales Sanchez, Gaby gained admission to Mexico City public

Overview

Gabriela Brimmer (1947-2000), born with cerebral palsy, communicated largely by typing with her left foot on an electric typewriter, and by using that foot to point at letters and numbers on an "alphabet board" at the base of her wheelchair. Raised by her mother, Sari, and Mexican caregiver Florencia Morales Sanchez, Gaby gained admission to Mexico City public schools, attended the prestigious National Autonomous University of Mexico, and became a key figure in launching Mexico's disability rights movement. With the text structured by renowned writer Elena Poniatowska to alternate Gaby's voice with those of her mother and Florencia, this volume is both the memoir of an extraordinary woman and a unique and imaginative form of autobiographical writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584657583
Publisher:
Brandeis University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
HBI Series on Jewish Women
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Judith E. Heumann & Jorge Pineda Introduction to the English-language Edition - Lauri Umansky Translator's Note - Trudy Balch Introduction - Elena Poniatowska Part I Part II Afterword - Avital Bloch Time Line of Selected Events in Mexican Disability Rights History Reading List Contributors to the English-language Edition

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