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Black dove : mamá, mi'jo, and me /

by Castillo, Ana [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York City : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2016.Edition: First Feminist Press edition.Description: 282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781558619234; 1558619232.Uniform titles: Essays. Selections.Subject(s): Castillo, Ana | Castillo, Ana -- Family | Mexican American women authors -- 20th century -- Biography | Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Biography | Mexican American families -- Biography | Mexican Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Motherhood | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Single Parent | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Cultural Heritage | Castillo, Ana | Families | Mexican American families | Mexican American women authors | Mexican Americans -- Social conditions | Mothers and daughters | United States | 1900 - 1999 | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Biography
Contents:
Introduction -- My mother's Mexico -- Remembering las cartoneras -- Her last tortillas -- Peel me a girl -- Bowing out -- On mothers, lovers, and other rivals -- When I died in Oaxaca -- Are hunters born or made? -- Swimming with sharks -- What's in a nombre -- Mi'jo's Canon in D Major -- Love, your son, Marcello -- And the woman fled into the desert -- Searching the other side -- Black dove -- Coda.
Summary: "In this collection of essays, Ana Castillo examines what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Castillo writes about intergenerational stories from Mexico City to Chicago, and she narrates some of America's social injustices through the lens of motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the 1970s, Castillo defied convention as a writer and a feminist. A generation later, her mother's crooning mariachi lyrics resonate once again. Castillo--now an established Chicana novelist, playwright, and scholar--witnesses her own son's spiraling adulthood and eventual incarceration. Standing in the stifling courtroom, Castillo describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in a country of glaring and stacked statistics, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her: the inner-city mothers, the single mothers, the mothers of brown sons.

Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Through startling humor and love, Castillo weaves intergenerational stories traveling from Mexico City to Chicago. And in doing so, she narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the oft-neglected lens of motherhood and family.

"In this collection of essays, Ana Castillo examines what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Castillo writes about intergenerational stories from Mexico City to Chicago, and she narrates some of America's social injustices through the lens of motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-280).

Introduction -- My mother's Mexico -- Remembering las cartoneras -- Her last tortillas -- Peel me a girl -- Bowing out -- On mothers, lovers, and other rivals -- When I died in Oaxaca -- Are hunters born or made? -- Swimming with sharks -- What's in a nombre -- Mi'jo's Canon in D Major -- Love, your son, Marcello -- And the woman fled into the desert -- Searching the other side -- Black dove -- Coda.

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