The Last Generation: Prose and Poetry

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A classic work by award-winning author Cherríe Moraga, The Last Generation is an electric mix of prose and poetry that continues conversations started in the beloved books This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color and Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios. Highly politicized and intensely personal, Moraga's work dares to imagine the mythic nation Queer Atzlán: a brave vision for gender, sexuality, race, art, nationalism, and the politics of liberation. Moraga crosses literary genres to ruminate on the paradox of being at once inside and outside the myriad struggles and communities—interlocking and often at odds—that spur her art and activism. Speaking from her experience as a queer Chicana activist/artist, Moraga is committed to building a broad politic of solidarity and justice for all dispossessed people.

With fierce honesty and incisive political analysis, Moraga offers more than an inspiring portrait of the struggle of an activist artist—she helps us see the world as it is and dream it up anew.

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One of the most influential feminist thinkers of her generation, Cherríe Moraga is the award-winning author of Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios and co-editor, with Gloria Anzaldúa, of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. A renowned playwright, Moraga is currently artist-in-residence at Stanford University.

From Publishers Weekly:

The product of a white father and a Mexican mother, playwright Moraga describes herself as a "mongrel" and knows "full well that my mestizaje--my breed blood--is the catalyst of my activism and my art." As a radical lesbian feminist, she is alienated from her cousins with their children and pregnant wives. She views the Chicano movement as sexist, stemming from a culture in which rape, incest, battered women and drug abuse are the norm. The dichotomy of her existence is underscored, she believes, by the U.S. role in supporting dictatorships in Latin America. Essays form the bulk of this debut collection, while a few interwoven poems provide a lyrical break from her heavily polemical tone. At its best, her prose contains the same heartfelt revelations that make her poems memorable, as in a sexually explicit account of her first schoolgirl crush. "In love, color blurs but never wholly disappears," she writes in another essay that delineates her lovers by race. Her longing for a day when such a statement will no longer be applicable provides a utopian undercurrent to the collection. Moraga is co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.
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