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Author Hudes, Quiara Alegría, author.

Title My broken language [text (large print)] : a memoir / Quiara Alegria, Hudes.

Publication Info. Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Large Print - MKBB-1  LT 305.805 HUD    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Large Print - NLBB-1  L B HUD    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Large Type - WOLY-11  862.7 HUD LARGE TYPE    DUE 10-05-22
Edition Large print edition.
Description 457 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print (16 point) rdafs
Description Hispanic Americans Puerto Ricans lcdgt
Women lcdgt
Dramatists lcsh
Note Thorndike press large print biography and memoir
Contents A multilingual block in West Philly -- Spanish becomes a secret; language of the dead -- English is for atheism; language of woodworking -- A name that is a mask -- An English cousin comes to visit -- Language of the forest -- Latina health vocab from the late '80s -- Spanglish cousins on the New Jersey turnpike -- Body language -- Sophomore year English -- Things go unsaid long enough ... -- Possession's voice -- Sedo buys me an upright; language of Bach -- Taíno petroglyphs -- Lukumí thrones -- Silence=death -- Unwritten recipes -- Yoruba vocabulary -- A racial slur -- A book is its presence and absence -- Mom's accent -- Dad buys me a typewriter -- She said Norf Philly and one-two-free -- Atonality -- Fania everything and salsa out-of-prints -- The serenity prayer -- Sterling Library -- The Foraker Act (on Boriken's-and the diaspora's-language history) -- Gil-Scott Heron asks me a question -- Writing's a muscle, it gets stronger -- Broken language -- On obscenity -- Cold drink became a play -- Silence=death (déjà vu all over again) -- The book of our genius.
Summary "Quiara Alegria Hudes was the sharp-eyed girl on the stairs while her family danced in her grandmother's North Philly kitchen. She was awed but haunted by the secrets of the family and the untold stories of the barrio--even as she tried to find her own voice in the sea of language around her, written and spoken, English and Spanish, bodies and books, Western art and sacred altars. Her family became her private pantheon, a gathering of powerful Orisha-like women with tragic real-world wounds, and she vowed to tell their stories--but first she'd have to get off the stairs and join the dance. She'd have to find her language"-- Back cover.
Note Thorndike Press large print biography series.
Subject Hudes, Quiara Alegría.
Hispanic American women dramatists -- Biography.
Racially mixed people -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Language and culture -- America.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Hispanic & Latino.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting.
Hispanic American women dramatists.
Language and culture.
Racially mixed people.
Large type books.
Large type books.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781432890216 (large print ; hardcover)
1432890212 (large print ; hardcover)

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