As a Latina educator, poet, mother, lecturer and native of El Paso, Texas, Pat Mora is a denizen of nepantla—a Nahuatl word meaning “the land in the middle.” In her first collection of essays, Mora negotiates the middle land’s many terrains exploring the personal issues and political responsibilities she faces as a woman of color in the United States. She explores both the preservation of her own Mexican American culture and her encounters with other cultures.
- ISBN: 9780826345271
- Author: Mora, Pat
- Published: 2008 , University of New Mexico Press
- Themes: Culture, education, injustice, stereotypes, Women and girls
- Descriptors: Bilingual, Latinx in US, Nonfiction, Short Stories - Anthologies - Collections, United States, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 192