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Laurie Grobman - Associate Professor of English, Penn State Berks

Book Title: Borderlands/La Frontera

Author: Gloria AnzaldĂșa

Book Description:

Gloria AnzaldĂșa's groundbreaking Borderlands/La Frontera (1980) has indelibly altered the way scholars in a wide range of disciplines understand the unique social and political position of women of color in U.S. society. For me personally, Borderlands/La Frontera helped me to understand the work I had been doing on literature by women of color. It allowed me to feel what it must be like to live in the borderlands, in a space of limbo, but also what it takes to survive it. AnzaldĂșa's personal resolve and her desire to help other women of color understand the strength within themselves continues to inspire me.

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