Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina Lesbian Expression
by Ali Mazrui
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2003
List Price: $78.50
Format: Hardcover, 279 pages
Imprint: Temple University Press
Publisher: Temple University Press
Parent Company: Temple University
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The first anthology to focus exclusively on queer readings of Spanish, Latin American, and US Latina lesbian literature and culture, Tortilleras interrogates issues of gender, national identity, race, ethnicity and class to show the impossibility of projecting a singular Hispanic or Latina Lesbian. Examining carefully the works of a range of lesbian writers and performance artists, including Carmelita Tropicana and Christina Peri Rossi, among others, the contributors create a picture of the complicated and multi-textured contributions of Latina and Hispanic lesbians to literature and culture. More than simply describing this sphere of creativity, the contributors also recover from history the long, veiled existence of this world, exposing its roots, its impact on lesbian culture, and, making the power of lesbian performance and literature visible.
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