Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women by Erika MartínezDaring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women by Erika Martínez

Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women

EditorErika MartínezContribution byRhina Espaillat, Leonor Suarez

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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With this new Latino literary collection Erika M. Martínez has brought together twenty-four engaging narratives written by Dominican women and women of Dominican descent living in the United States. The first volume of its kind, Daring to Write’s insightful works offer readers a wide array of content that touches on a range of topics: migration, history, religion, race, class, gender, and sexuality. The result is a moving and imaginative critique of how these factors intersect and affect daily lives.

The volume opens with a foreword by Julia Alvarez and includes short stories, novel excerpts, memoirs, and personal essays and features work by established writers such as Angie Cruz and Nelly Rosario, alongside works by emerging writers. Narratives originally written in Spanish appear in English for the first time, translated by Achy Obejas. An important contribution to Latino/a studies, these writings will introduce readers to a new collection of rich literature.

Erika M. Martínez works with the National Writing Project in New Hampshire and is a staff member of their Invitational Summer Writing Institute. She has contributed to various anthologies, including Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Homelands: Women’s Journeys across Race, Place, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.
Title:Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.56 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820349267

ISBN - 13:9780820349268


Editorial Reviews

Aside from widening the readership of Dominican women writers by publishing previously untranslated narratives written in Spanish, Daring to Write should be commended for including various genres and emerging writers. The myriad themes represented in the twenty-five narratives relate to many disciplines, and the anthology promises to be an important contribution to Latino/a studies and women’s studies. - Megan Jeanette Myers - Latino Studies