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Black Dove

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Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the 1970s, Castillo defied convention as a writer and a feminist. A generation later, her mother's crooning mariachi lyrics resonate once again. Castillo - now an established Chicana novelist, playwright, and scholar - witnesses her own son's spiraling adulthood and eventual incarceration. Standing in the stifling courtroom, Castillo describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in a country of glaring and stacked statistics, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her: the inner-city mothers, the single mothers, the mothers of brown sons.

Black Dove: Mama, Mi'jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Through startling humor and love, Castillo weaves intergenerational stories traveling from Mexico City to Chicago. And in doing so, she narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the oft-neglected lens of motherhood and family.

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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Black Dove: Mama, Mi'jo, and Me
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 1-55861-923-2 / 978-1-55861-923-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Black Dove: Mama, Mi'jo, and Me
Author(s): Ana Castillo
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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