The Last Generation by Cherrie Moraga
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.
 

About Cherrie Moraga

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Nationally recognized as a poet, essayist, and cultural organizer, Cherr e Moraga is coeditor of the feminist multicultural anthology"This Bridge Called My Back". American Theatre has described her as a playwright "on the cutting edge . . . carv[ing] out the future of Chicano Theatre.
 
Published July 1, 1999 by South End Press. 196 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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