Friends–Here is where I will post blurbs, reviews and any comments I find about Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles, Everyday Chica and my spoken word CD, Everyday Chica, Music and More.
New blurb for Amazon page of Everyday Chica, Music and More.
Poignant and polished, Everyday Chica, Music and More explores what it means to be exile’s daughter, to work within and against traditions, and carve out spaces of resistance, wholeness, and integrity. Peeling back layers of gender, racial, and class oppression, Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés situates her story within that of her family and people, and in so doing answers a call issued forth from the generations before her. The llamada echoes across lugares and gentes, from Cuba to Jersey and Florida, a succession of women and men, laboring and loving, struggling—making song, sowing sisterhood. An important contribution to womanist literatures, poetically building on the traditions and interventions of a generation of mujeres, from This Bridge Called My Back to Caribbean women writers such as Aurora Levins Morales and Gamba Adisa/Audre Lorde, Everyday Chica, Music and More is an intimate gift, the story of a life, of many lives, honored through sweat and song. —Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, author of Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking
- Everyday Chica‘s first and super-awesome review by Emily Scudder in Fiddler Crab Review—http://fiddlercrabreview.blogspot.com/2011/01/everyday-chica.html
- Update!!! My first book review in print and it’s lovely. It appeared February 8, 2010 in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education–here it is in pdf. HOHE review of MBOE
I’ve also had four other reviews–all online and all positive. I’ve also had three five star reviews on Amazon (keep ’em coming!).
Below are the citations–I’m happy to share the complete reviews for anyone who can’t find them online.
Book Reviews (reverse chronological order):
Schwietert, Julie . “Stories of Expats and Exiles: Three Book Reviews.” Matador Networks. Travel Insights 100. April 19, 2010. Web.
González, Rigoberto. “My Latino Book Review: Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes’ Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles.” My Latino Voice. November 2009. Web.
Laws, Karen. “90 Miles From Home.” The Rumpus. June 22, 2009. Web.
“Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles. Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes.” Publishers Weekly. March 30, 2009. Web.