Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes (Paperback)

Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
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"Eminently worthy of acclaim." --Vogue (The Best Books of 2022 So Far)

An intimate exploration of motherhood, Linea Nigra approaches the worries and joys of childbearing from a diverse range of inspirations and traditions, from Louise Bourgeois to Ursula K. Le Guin to the indigenous Nahua model Luz Jim nez. Part memoir and part manifesto, Barrera's singular insights, delivered in candid prose, clarify motherhood while also cherishing the mysteries of the body.

Writing through her first pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, and young motherhood, Barrera embraces the subject fully, making lucid connections between maternity, earthquakes, lunar eclipses, and creative labor. Inspired by the author's own mother's painting practice, Linea Nigra concludes with an impassioned call: childbearing is art, and art is childbearing.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781949641585
ISBN-10: 1949641589
Publisher: Two Lines Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English