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Las Mamis: Escritores Latinos Recuerdan a Sus Madresby Joie Davidow
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A marvelous new anthology from the editors of Las Christmas in which our most admired Latino authors share memories of their mothers.
The women lovingly portrayed inLas Mamis represent a cross section of Latino life and culture. They come from rich families in the big cities of Latin America, from rural immigrant families, and from the worlds in between-and theyshare an extraordinary inner strength, often maintained against incredible odds. Pressed by conflicting cultural expectations, circumstance, and religion, they have managed the challenges of motherhood, leaving enduringlegacies for their children. Now, in these vivid, poignant, and sometimes hilarious reminiscences-all of them infused with distinct sabor latino-Las Mamis celebrates the universalityof family love and the special bond between mothers and children.
Contributors include: Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Marjorie Agosin, Junot Diaz, Alba Ambert, Liz Balmaseda, Mandalit del Barco, Gioconda Belli, Maria Escandon, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman, Jaime Manrique, Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Ilan Stavans
From the Trade Paperback edition.
An anthology of writings by distinguished Latino authors tackles the thorny issue of motherhood, with writers as varied as Marjorie Agos
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About the Author
Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and of the novel Am
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