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Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women
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Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women (Paperback)

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With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martinez has brought together twenty-five 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 offers readers a wide array of works on a range of topics, including love and family, identity and belonging, immigration and the meaning of home. The resonant voices in this compilation reveal experiences that have been largely invisible until now.



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.

Essays & WritingEssays & Journalism Publisher: University of Georgia Press Publication Date: 30/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9780820349268  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Erika M. Martinez works with the National Writing Project in New Hampshire and is a staff member of their Invitational Summer Writing Institute. She has contributed to various anthologies, including Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Homelands: Women's Journeys across Race, Place, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California, USA.

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