Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women (Paperback)

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By Erika Martinez (Editor), Rhina Espaillat (Contribution by), Leonor Suarez (Contribution by)
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Description


With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Mart nez has brought together twenty-four engaging narratives written by Dominican women and women of Dominican descent living in the United States. The first volume of its kind, Daring to Write's insightful works offer readers a wide array of content that touches on a range of topics: migration, history, religion, race, class, gender, and sexuality. The result is a moving and imaginative critique of how these factors intersect and affect daily lives.

The volume opens with a foreword by Julia Alvarez and includes short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, and personal essays and features work by established writers such as Angie Cruz and Nelly Rosario, alongside works by emerging writers. Narratives originally written in Spanish appear in English for the first time, translated by Achy Obejas. An important contribution to Latino/a studies, these writings will introduce readers to a new collection of rich literature.

About the Author


Erika M. Martínez works with the National Writing Project in New Hampshire and is a staff member of their Invitational Summer Writing Institute. She has contributed to various anthologies, including Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Homelands: Women's Journeys across Race, Place, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780820349268
ISBN-10: 0820349267
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2016
Pages: 234
Language: English