Daughters Betrayed

by Josie Méndez-Negrete

 

With music, storytelling, and the love of strong women, the author overcomes multiple barriers and provides insight into the ways in which her sisters and she survived inside their family. Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed, an immigrant story cast inside the Chicana experience, is about the illusion of the north. In this memoir replete with secrets and deceptions, the author speaks of her struggles to become whole. Her stories are filled with life, creativity, and wonderment-they will take you to places you won't regret visiting. A compelling narrative, this book will have you searching your own unanswered questions.

New edition, coming from Las Hijas de Juan, by Josie Mendez-NegreteDuke University Press. Soft Cover, 291 pages, ISBN 1-891823-04-3, Price $17.95

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Originally from Tabasco, Zacatecas, Mexico, Josie Méndez-Negrete was raised in the Santa Clara Valley. A graduate of San José City College, San José State University, and now holding a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she is a faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio, in Mexican American Studies. She has a history of activism in organizations that promote the well being of women and children.

 

 

 

 

  

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