New Publication This Fall–


Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma 20th Anniversary Updated Edition. November 1, 2014 Release through University of New Mexico Press from Dr. Ana Castillo, Lund-Gill Endowed Chair, Dominican University, River Forest, IL


Outstanding Book awarded by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.

(Back Copy Description)

This new edition (with a foreword by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Éstes, Women Who Run with the Wolves) is an immensely influential book that gives voice to Mexic-Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and brown-skinned. Castillo introduced the term “Xicanisma” to replace “Chicana feminism,” including mestiza women on both sides of the border. In history and myth, interviews, and ethnography, she explores all aspects of their identity. Her book remains a compelling document, enhanced here with revisions throughout and a new afterword.

“Brilliant and powerfully written . . . .These essays are testimony and proof of a . . . revolutionary consciousness signaling change and real hope.”—Ms Magazine

“Castillo goes after our hearts and minds, not territory or power.”—Village Voice

“Fighting for her past, fighting against her past, Ana Castillo helps clear a collective way out. This is a book of footprints.”—Eduardo Galeano, author of Memory of Fire.

“At times brilliant, at times angry, at times poignant, but at all times riveting.”—María Herrera-Sobek, coauthor, Chicana Creativity and Criticism

In 2013 Ana Castillo received the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association for her essay “The Real and True Meaning of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” the new afterword to this edition.


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