Book review of “Borderlands/La Frontera” by Gloria Anzaldúa

Anzaldúa transforms the literary world with her ground-breaking, dual language book that highlights the Latinx experience through the eyes of race and identity. Written as a semi-autobiography, Anzaldúa combines her first-hand experiences with essays and poetry which opened the door for personal narrative journaling in professional novels. 

Her legendary work is often cited within feminist theories and is highly recommended for readings appreciating Indigenous cultures. This read is necessary for eye-opening discussions and allows for the understanding of situations not lived directly by the listener. 

“Borderlands/La Frontera” connects the borders that divide society and reimagines a world of acceptance and wholesome reflection of attitudes and perspectives. 

Even though Anzaldúa wrote this book in 1987, the teachings learned from her memoirs are applicable in today’s times. This book is empowering, transforming and celebrates the cultural beliefs of individuals, regardless of ‘borders.’  

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