Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana – Demetria Martínez

Demetria Martínez wields her trademark blend of humor and irony in this series of revealing essays. She breaks down the barriers between prayer and action, between the border denizen and the citizen of the world, and between patriarchal religion and the Divine Mother. Martínez also explores her identity as a woman who has within her the “blood of the conquered and the conqueror,” and who must daily contend with yet a third world–white America.

Demetria Martínez is the author of the widely translated novel Mother Tongue and of two books of poetry–The Devil’s Workshop and Breathing Between the Lines. She is also a columnist for the independent progressive weekly National Catholic Reporter. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

-from the back cover

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