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A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings, 2000–2010 Paperback – June 7, 2011
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About the Author
Cherríe L. Moraga is an award-winning playwright, poet, essayist, and activist. She is the author of Loving in the War Years and co-editor, with Gloria Anzaldúa, of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Moraga is a founding member of La RED Xicana Indígena, a network of Xicana activists committed to indigenous political education, spiritual practice, and grassroots organizing. She is an Artist-in-Residence in the Drama Department at Stanford University, where she also teaches in the Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
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There are a lot of recurring themes throughout A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness. In the past decade, Moraga became a mother and has been living with her partner, visual and performance artist Celia Herrera Rodríguez, and Celia's two children (Celia also created the illustrations in the book). As an activist, numerous events-from September 11 to the 2008 presidential election to the struggle to legalize gay marriage-have shaped her work. Her mother also grew ill and passed away during this period; as Moraga grows older, the longing to know and tell the stories of her ancestors deepens. She explores all of these parts of her racial, sexual, and feminist identity in the raw, defiant style I've long admired her for.
Nostalgia, evolving consciousness, and the concept of (w)riting -writing to remember / making rite to remember / having the right to remember-lyrically permeate the pages of this book. Moraga's ideas have matured and become more profound with the passage of time; I look forward to reading more of her eloquent resistance and wisdom in the coming years.