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By Cherríe L. Moraga

A Xicana Codex of fixing realization features essays and poems via Cherríe L. Moraga, essentially the most influential figures in Chicana/o, feminist, queer, and indigenous activism and scholarship. Combining relocating own tales with trenchant political and cultural critique, the author, activist, instructor, dramatist, mom, daughter, comadre, and lesbian lover appears to be like again at the first ten years of the twenty-first century. She considers decade-defining public occasions equivalent to 9-11 and the crusade and election of Barack Obama, and he or she explores socioeconomic, cultural, and political phenomena in the direction of domestic, sharing her fears approximately elevating her son amid expanding city violence and the various kinds of dehumanization confronted via younger males of colour. Moraga describes her deepening grief as she loses her mom to Alzheimer’s; will pay poignant tribute to associates who kicked the bucket, together with the sculptor Marsha Gómez and the poets Alfred Arteaga, Pat Parker, and Audre Lorde; and gives a heartfelt essay approximately her own and political dating with Gloria Anzaldúa.

Thirty years after the e-book of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge referred to as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis continues to be stimulated through and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her identification as Chicana lesbian. but elements of her pondering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of fixing Consciousness finds key differences in Moraga’s idea; the breadth, rigor, and philosophical intensity of her paintings; her perspectives on modern debates approximately citizenship, immigration, and homosexual marriage; and her deepening involvement in transnational feminist and indigenous activism. it's a significant assertion from considered one of our most vital public intellectuals.

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