Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color / Edition 1

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Overview

A bold collection of creative pieces and theoretical essays by women of color. New thought and new dialogue: a book that will teach in the most multiple sense of that word: a book that will be of lasting value to many diverse communities of women as well as to students from those communities. The authors explore a full spectrum of present concerns in over seventy pieces that vary from writing by new talents to published pieces by Audre Lorde, Joy Harjo, Norma Alarcón and Trinh T. Minh-ha.

"At one level or another, all the work in the collection seeks to find ways to understand and articulate our multiple identities and senses of place….Making Face/Making Soul is an exciting collection of dynamic, important writings that all women of color and white feminists will learn from, enjoy, and return to again and again and again."—Sojourner

"...the pieces are stunning in what they risk and reveal..."—The San Francisco Chronicle

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her introduction to this anthology of essays and poetry by women of color, Anzaldua ( Borderlands/La Frontera ) says that the reader ``must do the work of piecing this text together,'' because doing so imparts a feeling for the ``fragmented and interrupted dialogue'' with which feminists, especially those of color, must contend in the struggle against patriarchial discourse and the problems that it spawns: racism, myopia, ethnocentricity, outright hatred. From this perspective, reading this book is a cathartic and, potentially, individuating experience; one can gloss over the jargon-laden, anachronistic essays by academically entrenched feminists and take great pleasure reading the writings of students, activists and artists who speak from an experiential viewpoint on such disarming subjects as ``oppressed hair.'' Many of the best pieces, for instance ``Notes from a Fragmented Daughter,'' combine theoretical essay with poetry and personal narration, reflecting a breadth of emotion that most people keep tightly concealed. This is the book's primary purpose, to give voice to thoughts and feelings which have been privatized and occluded. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879960107
  • Publisher: Aunt Lute Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 922,040
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    This is an absolute must for Women of Color!

    This book is an opportunity for women of color who have never had a voice, to be heard. It also validates the ideas and experiences of younger women of color who often don't feel represented in any other kind of literature. Unfortunately, I can see many white women finding they don't relate to this book, but if they do read it, now they know how women of color feel.

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