am 5. Juli 2007
Constantly written in Spanglish, Anzaldúa's contribution to the Borderarea is an exciting read, especially for non-natives of neither English nor Spanish. In part one, the author presents several rebellious movements - germinate from inside the core of the borderlands - due to "Cultural Tyranny" of society and church, and the ambivalent personality of borderpeople provides, according to Anzaldúa, ground for the development of a new consciousness, a new mestiza.
Part two consists of poems and short stories dealing with the spiritual border, nations and identity.
In some passages of the first part the autor's feminism climbs over the top, but finally, this issue depends on personal preference.
After all, this book is recommended to everyone who wants to ask questions about "identity", "borders", and who enjoys a good read in two intermingled languages.