By Cherríe L. Moraga
Thirty years after the book of Anzaldúa and Moraga’s assortment This Bridge known as My Back, a landmark of women-of-color feminism, Moraga’s literary and political praxis is still influenced via and intertwined with indigenous spirituality and her id as Chicana lesbian. but elements of her pondering have replaced through the years. A Xicana Codex of fixing Consciousness finds key changes in Moraga’s suggestion; 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 one among our most vital public intellectuals.
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