In this semi-autobiographical account, Anzaldúa comes to terms with her Chicana lesbian identity to recognize the components of its existence. Not only does her lesbian nature have traces of both male and female identities, but her culture is a mixture of many different races and cultures. By using both English and Spanish in her writing, she demonstrates that Chicana literature cannot be expressed in only one language. Cultural identity is very important to Anzaldua, but she claims that “culture is made by those in power –men. Males make the rules and laws; women transmit them.” By emerging beyond the limits of either American or Mexican culture, Chicana literature provides a voice to the people of the borderlands.
|Publisher||Aunt Lute Books|
|Library Cross Reference||811.54|