Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

by Erika Martínez (Editor)

Other authorsJulia Alvarez (Foreword), Angie Cruz (Contributor), Nelly Rosario (Contributor), Sofia Quintero (Contributor), Ana-Maurine Lara (Contributor), Carolina Gonzalez (Contributor), Jeannette Miller (Contributor), Jina Ortiz (Contributor), Rhina Espaillat (Contributor), Leonor Suarez (Contributor), Yalitza Ferreras (Contributor)14 more, Marívell Contreras (Contributor), Kersy Corporan (Contributor), Juleyka Lantigua-Williams (Contributor), Delta Eusebio-Pol (Contributor), Noris Eusebio-Pol (Contributor), Farah Hallal Muñoz (Contributor), Ángela Hernández Núñez (Contributor), Miriam Mejía (Contributor), Riamny Méndez (Contributor), Sheilly Núñez (Contributor), Lissette Rojas-Berroa (Contributor), Ludin Santana (Contributor), Dulce Reyes-Bonilla (Contributor), Luisa A. S. Vicioso (Contributor)
Paperback, 2016




University of Georgia Press (2016), Edition: Reprint, 234 pages


With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martínez 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.… (more)


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234 p.; 6 inches


0820349267 / 9780820349268

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