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Publisher Description

Upon immigrating with her mother and siblings to the United States, the eight-year-old Puerto Rican American protagonist, Negi, in Esmeralda Santiago's memoir Almost a Woman (1998) lacks the words and concepts to describe her new identity amid a mix of cultures, customs, and languages that results from her relocation to American grounds. In Negi's conversation with her schoolmate, Santiago epitomizes the cultural displacement that ethnic American immigrants experience as they negotiate their diasporic identities between the old and new homelands: So, if you're Puerto Rican, they call you Hispanic?

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2004
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
28
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bilingual Review Press
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
241.1
KB

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