Early Press Release for BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me

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Feminist Press, May 16, 2016

BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Life Stories)

Chicana literary éminence grise Ana Castillo turns her perceptive eye on her own life as a single, brown, feminist parent of a son in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, mother-blaming, and the scapegoating of immigrants. Castillo lyrically excavates her family’s surprising migration story and recounts her against-all-odds development into a writer, feminist, and activist. With humor and grace, she narrates some of America’s most heated debates and urgent social injustices through the intimate, idiosyncratic lens of motherhood, creativity, and family. Exquisitely tuned to the political climate we face, Black Dove is testament to the power of becoming the narrator of one’s own life.

Ana Castillo is the author of 18 books, including Massacre of the Dreamers, So Far from God, and the Lambda award-winning Give It to Me.

“Ana Castillo is an American treasure. Fearless, compassionate, and flat-out brilliant-—she is the writer we need as we navigate the challenges of our ever changing world.” —Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

“Reading Black Dove feels like sitting down to an intimate chat with Castillo about growing up with one foot in your world and the other in your parents’. You will get lost as Castillo winds her way through her amazing life.”—Veronica Arreola, director, Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact Feminist Press for interviews and appearance information: kheacock@gc.cuny.edu

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BLACK DOVE: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (Life Stories) May 10, 2016, Feminist Press.

Advanced Praise:

“Ana Castillo is an American treasure. Fearless, compassionate, and flat-out brilliant-—she is the writer we need as we navigate the challenges of our ever changing world.” —Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

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Independent Bookstore Day: Ana Castillo @ Women & Children First, Chicago Sat., 4/30

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Ana Castillo @ Women & Chicago First Saturday, April 30th
Indie Bookstore Day CHICAGO

http://www.indiebookstoreday.com

Ana Castillo in her hometown helping out at the historical feminist bookstore on IBD. 1-3 pm + Drop by, say hello. Browse. Pick up a signed copy. .
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Support your local indie bookstores & businesses.

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Ana Castillo on Manhood & Masculinity St. Mark’s Boys Prep, Dallas January 8, 2016

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Literary Festival (not open to public)
Panel discussion on writing: Ana Castillo, Kurt Eichenwald, Lisa Loeb, Hampton Sides, Graeme Wood

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Bi Magazine Interview

http://www.bimagazine.org/ana-castillo-xicana-warrior/

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Latinpost interview

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/30717/20150108/chicana-novelist-and-poet-ana-castillo-discusses-poetry-fiction-and-the-xicanisma-experience.htm

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2015 Reading Recommendations

http://www.themillions.com/2015/12/a-year-in-reading-ana-castillo.html

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Dec 11 – 12 Guadalupe Tonantzin

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January 8th Dallas

St. Mark’s School of Texas
St. Mark’s School of Texas Literary Festival
For faculty and student body only. Closed to the pubic.

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Sonoma State University Spring 2016

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