Border-Line Personalities

A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting

by Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Robyn Moreno

On Sale: 07/06/2004

Border-Line Personalities

A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting

by Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Robyn Moreno

On Sale: 07/06/2004

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About the Book

A collection of essays from some of the best writers in America, about what it means to be a fully functional, and sometimes fully dysfunctional, 21st–century, born–in–the–USA Latina

Tired of the trite cultural clichés by which the media has defined Latinas, the editors of this collection of personal essays by both established and emerging authors, have gathered them with the intention of representing their varied experiences, through hilarious anecdotes from each of their colorful lives. While there is no one Latina identity, the editors believe that by offering a glimpse into these writers’ dynamic lives, they will facilitate a better understanding of their unique challenges and their dreams, and most important, their oftentimes shared histories.

The contributors to this collection mirror the compassionate pleas Latinas usually reserve for each other over conversations in dark bars and late night gatherings. “Do they have to think that just because I’m a Latina that I can speak Spanish, curl my hair, paint my toe nails, and dance a rumba--all at the same time?” This, along with other interesting questions, results in a spectacular line up that has Latinas musing on their battling the world, the men that have done them wrong, and of course the mothers who, more often than not, just never understood that their daughters were more Americanas than not.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060580766
  • ISBN 10: 0060580763
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/06/2004
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC2 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Caribbean & Latin American
  • BISAC3 : LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American

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