When I Was Puerto Rican

Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786736860
Size: 72.59 MB
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One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard In a childhood full of tropical beauty and domestic strife, poverty and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But 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 a new identity. In the first of her three acclaimed memoirs, Esmeralda brilliantly recreates her tremendous journey from the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years, to translating for her mother at the welfare office, and to high honors at Harvard.

Almost A Woman

Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306821117
Size: 24.83 MB
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Following the enchanting story recounted in When I Was Puerto Rican of the author’s emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the prestigious Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Esmeralda Santiago delivers the tale of her young adulthood, where she continually strives to find a balance between becoming American and staying Puerto Rican. While translating for her mother Mami at the welfare office in the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York’s prestigious Performing Arts High School in the afternoons, and dancing salsa all night, she begins to defy her mother’s protective rules, only to find that independence brings new dangers and dilemmas.

Finding My Face

Author: Fernando Colon-Lopez
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412053072
Size: 61.83 MB
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My parents were born and raised in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the United States. I was born in the United States and raised in foster homes because my parents were unable to care for me. The memoir is about my experience of growing up in foster care, being disconnected from my biological families and the consequent sense that I had of not knowing who I really was. This led to my decision as an adult to go to Puerto Rico to see if I could find my family and reconnect to my roots. The memoir is the story of my successful effort to find and reconnect with my families of origin.


Author: Rosario Ferré
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611486637
Size: 18.80 MB
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Memoir is Rosario Ferré’s account of her life both as a writer and as a member of a family at the center of the economic and political history of Puerto Rico during the American Century, one hundred years of territorial “non-incorporation” into the United States.

Puerto Rico 2006

Author: Mary Hilaire Tavenner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456810047
Size: 25.12 MB
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Author: Kal Wagenheim
Publisher: Adam Publishers
ISBN: 9781558764781
Size: 25.56 MB
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'Cuentos' is a bilingual anthology of 12 short stories, many of which appeared in the 1960s in the English-language magazine 'The San Juan Review'. Written by six of Puerto Rico's leading writers, the themes vary in time from the 16th century Spanish conquest to the migration of Puerto Ricans to the United States.

Memoir Of A Visionary

Author: Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611922202
Size: 75.15 MB
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This compelling autobiography traces the trajectory of the groundbreaking Puerto Rican leader Antonia Pantoja, from a struggling school teacher in Puerto Rico to her work as principal engineer of the most enduring Puerto Rican organizations in New York City.

San Juan

Author: Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299203733
Size: 45.37 MB
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San Juan: Memoir of a City conducts readers through Puerto Rico's capital, guided by one of its most graceful and reflective writers, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá. No mere sightseeing tour, this is culture through immersion, a circuit of San Juan's historical and intellectual vistas as well as its architecture. In the allusive cityscape he recreates, Rodríguez Juliá invokes the ghosts of his childhood, of San Juan's elder literati, and of characters from his own novels. On the most tangible level, the city is a place of cabarets and cockfighting clubs, flâneurs and beach bums, smoke-filled bars and honking automobiles. Poised between a colonial past and a commercial future, the San Juan he portrays feels at times perilously close to the pitfalls of modernization. Tenement houses and fading mansions yield to strip malls and Tastee Freezes; asphalt hems in jacarandas and palm trees. "In Puerto Rico," he muses, "life is not simply cruel, it is also busy erasing our tracks." Through this book—available here in English for the first time—Rodríguez Juliá resists that erasure, thoughtfully etching a palimpsest that preserves images of the city where he grew up and rejoicing in the one where he still lives. Best Books for Regional General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
Size: 21.75 MB
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Encyclopedia Of Women S Autobiography K Z

Author: Victoria Boynton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313327391
Size: 18.79 MB
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Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.