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When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir

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Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico, where her childhood was full of both tenderness and domestic strife, tropical sounds and sights as well as poverty. Growing up, she learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs in the mango groves at night, the taste of the delectable sausage called morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. As she enters school we see the clash, both hilarious and fierce, of Puerto Rican and Yankee culture. When her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually take on a new identity. In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Santiago brilliantly recreates the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years and her tremendous journey from the barrio to Brooklyn, from translating for her mother at the welfare office to high honors at Harvard.

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In this first volume of her much-praised, bestselling trilogy, Esmeralda Santiago's story begins in rural Puerto Rico from the barrio to Brooklyn to high honors at Harvard

About the Author

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of two highly acclaimed memoirs, The Turkish Lover and Almost a Woman, which was made into a film for PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. She has also written a novel, America's Dream, and has co-edited two anthologies of Latino literature. She lives in Westchester County, New York.

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ISBN:
9780306814525
Author:
Santiago, Esmeralda
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Puerto rico
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
World History-Central America
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.6 oz

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