The power of literature is so immense that it can change our worldview. Through books, we can see and connect with our cultures and understand who we are. But the dearth of novels by, for, and about women of color has made this impossible for generations of young Latinas. As we continue to cry out for literary heroes we can call our own, we are seeing the tide change a bit. In recent years, books with strong, well-developed Latinx characters have addressed this void. And Celia C.
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Rimbaud was known to have been a libertine and a restless soul, having engaged in an at-times-violent romantic relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine , which lasted nearly two years. After ending his literary career, he traveled extensively on three continents as a merchant before his death from cancer just after his thirty-seventh birthday. Though the marriage lasted seven years, Captain Rimbaud lived continuously in the matrimonial home for less than three months, from February to May
When you grow up at the intersection of two vastly difference cultures, sometimes it can be easy to lose your sense of identity. Her verses detail everything from the loss of her Spanish language fluency as a young girl to the rejection of her Nahuatl name. It was something I would soon forget after I was told it was wrong and taught a new way to introduce myself. But we have inherited the strength.