This book is about Latina identity, a timely subject in today’s America. The author’s journey begins as she, full of love for Mexico and its culture despite her closest blood connection being her bisabuela, boards a bus. She starts out determined: “Yes foreign is a word for fear. Yes I am coming home.” But then, because “it is afraid, staying in a language where you were not born,” she retreats, hiding first behind we, then behind masks. But when it becomes clear that the masks are her true self, she loses her fear, and barrels ahead as I, fully committed, all the way to the end.

Tradepaper: $20 / ISBN: 9781586540616
Casebound: $30 / ISBN: 9781586540937

Story Line Press legacy tittle, Lola Haskins Hunger Poems, white script text against emerald green background.

Lola Haskins ( Author Website )

Publication Date: June 29, 2021

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Story Line Press

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