Black dove : mamá, mi'jo, and me /Material type: BookPublisher: 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 | Castillo, Ana | United States | 1900 - 1999 | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Biography
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
When established Chicana writer Ana Castillo witnesses her own son's spiralling adulthood and eventual incarceration, she describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in the US, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her. In Black Dove, she 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 narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the lens of motherhood.
"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.