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Island of Dreams by Jasminne Mendez - Paperback
114.38 درهم

Island of Dreams by Jasminne Mendez - Paperback

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114.38 درهم 

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رقم ال ISBN
9781493580880
الفئات
السير الذاتية و المذكرات
لغة الكتاب
الانجليزية
الناشر
Createspace
الوصف:

My family has been forced to live like an island with no political party, president, or official language. We are not of any "new world" Columbus discovered. We are not Dominican enough or American enough to call either place home. We live and love with one foot on the ground and one foot in the sea." This is how Jasminne Mendez describes what it was like for her to grow up a Dominican ...

تشحن من الولايات المتحدة
اشحن الى دبي (تغيير المدينة)
التوصيل خلال الإثنين ٣١ ديسمبر - الأربعاء ٢ يناير الي دبي

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معلومات المنتج

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    المواصفات

    رقم ال ISBN
    9781493580880
    الفئات
    السير الذاتية و المذكرات
    لغة الكتاب
    الانجليزية
    لغة النص
    الانجليزية
    رقم ال ISBN
    9781493580880
    الفئات
    السير الذاتية و المذكرات
    لغة الكتاب
    الانجليزية
    لغة النص
    الانجليزية
    الناشر
    Createspace
    الرقم المميز للسلعة
    2724429070953
    المؤلفين
    الكاتب
    Jasminne Mendez
    معلومات تقنية
    غلاف الكتاب
    غلاف عادي
    إقرأ المزيد
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    الوصف:

    My family has been forced to live like an island with no political party, president, or official language. We are not of any "new world" Columbus discovered. We are not Dominican enough or American enough to call either place home. We live and love with one foot on the ground and one foot in the

    My family has been forced to live like an island with no political party, president, or official language. We are not of any "new world" Columbus discovered. We are not Dominican enough or American enough to call either place home. We live and love with one foot on the ground and one foot in the sea." This is how Jasminne Mendez describes what it was like for her to grow up a Dominican American military brat. Always feeling like a foreigner in both lands because people want to know "where you from," and "how do you know Spanish?" In "Island of Dreams," author Jasminne Mendez, addresses these questions and their complicated answers in a multi-genre memoir that effortlessly blends poems and short stories to offer a glimpse into the challenges, joys, hopes, fears and disappointments she and her family faced being Dominican in America. Her work explores everything from the love/hate relationship she had with her hair and her mother, to the many memorable but sometimes unpleasant family vacations and holidays she shared with her parents, siblings, primos, tios, y tias. These captivating stories and poems are about family, food, love, culture, self-discovery, assimilation, and the American dream. They are about a young girl who respects the richness and abundance of her cultural history, but who struggles to form her own identity because her Dominican values conflict with her American self and all she wants to do is find a place to call home. Join memoir-writer Jasminne Mendez in this luscious recalling of her family's multi-faceted sojourn of family ties and their meaning, glorious cooking and eating, belonging and not belonging, and so many other complicated forays into the storied past. Sarah Cortez, author, "Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston." Jasminne builds bridges between many worlds. Her potent voice conjures images of the Dominican Republican, Texas, Houston, the world. I've had the pleasure of seeing her perform in person. She is amazing in 3D. Actually, she performs in 6D-adding spirit, whimsy, and the future. She code-switches so brilliantly that you don't notice that she has jumped from Spanish to English to Spanglish to universal themes and back. Her work not only stands up on the page but takes on new meaning with potency, shattering barriers, breaking borders. This book will boggle your mind and thrill you. Tony Diaz, "El Librotraficante," founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say.

    خصائص المنتج:
    • الفئات: السير الذاتية و المذكرات
    • غلاف الكتاب: غلاف عادي
    • لغة الكتاب: الانجليزية
    • الكاتب: Jasminne Mendez
    • الناشر: Createspace
    • رقم ال ISBN: 9781493580880
    • عدد الصفحات: 108
    • لأبعاد (الارتفاع*العرض*العمق): 9 x 6 x 0.26 inches
 

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