Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir by Cherrie Moraga
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FEATURING CHERRÍE MORAGA – The United States today is grappling with becoming a majority minority nation, leading to a growing fear among white supremacists of a loss of power. Our varied pasts, instead of being considered part of the nation’s rich diversity, turn into targets of hate.
We turn next to the famed feminist Cherríe Moraga who has just written a moving memoir of her mother, Elvira, a Mexican American woman who moved across the border and whose story is part of the beautiful and complex fabric of America.
Cherríe Moraga, Chicana feminist, playwright, poet, essayist, activist, co-editor of the 1981 ground-breaking collection of essays, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. She co-founded Kitchen Table Press with Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith. She was Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University for decades and now teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her new book is called Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 24, 2019.