In The Hungry Woman, an apocalyptic play written at the end of the millennium, Moraga uses mythology and an intimate realism to describe the embattled position of Chicanos and Chicanas, not only in the United States but in relation to each other. Drawing from the Greek Medea and the myth of La Llorona, she portrays a woman gone mad between her longing for another woman and for the Indian nation which is denied her.
An essay, poems, and chronology of the struggle of this world-famous activist to return to her native United States and New Mexico in the face of a determined attempt by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to expel her from the country between 1985 and 1989.
Both a tract on “why we must have writers” and a description of how to write, with a running analysis of a story by the author, this small volume provides a lively introduction to popular writing. Written in 1939, this pamphlet describes writing as a form of class struggle.
This collection includes the lifetime writings of poet, preacher, and Southern radical Don West: his poetry, interviews and articles date from 1932 to 1981. A legendary Southern figure, co-founder of Highlander School, Don West was a giant of a man physically, intellectually, and politically. His legacy remains in the Southern memory.
In these short journalistic pieces, Meridel Le Sueur recorded the struggle of poor women during the Depression in Minnesota. She acted not as a detached observer, but a co-participant in the women’s misery and a fighter for their survival. This small pamphlet sold over 10,000 copies in its first decade of publication in the 1970s.