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Author Hudes, Quiara Alegría, author.

Title My broken language : a memoir / Quiara Alegría Hudes.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : One World, [2021]
3 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO HUDES    DUE 09-07-21
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Description xi, 316 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Quiara Alegría Hudes was the sharp-eyed girl on the stairs while her family danced in her grandmother's tight South Philly kitchen, "frizzy hair cut short, bangs teased into stiff clouds, sweat glistening in the summer fog, pamper-butt babies weaving between legs." Quiara was awed by her aunts and uncles and cousins, but haunted by the secrets of the family and the unspoken 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 orishas with tragic 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 langauge. This is an inspired exploration of home, family, memory, and belonging, narrated by the obsessed girl who fought to become an artist so she could capture the world she loved in all its wild and delicate beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hudes, Quiara Alegría.
Hispanic American women dramatists -- Biography.
Racially mixed people -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Language and culture -- America.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.
Genre Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780399590047 (hardcover)
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