Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women
Published:
April 15th 2016 by University of Georgia Press
Goodreads Rating:
4.73
Pages:
234
Genre:
ISBN10:
0820349259
ISBN13:
9780820349251

With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martinez 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.