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Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies, including Akashic's Chicago Noir. A long time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, “Gateway to Gridlock.” Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Village Voice, The Nation, Playboy, and MS, among others. Currently, she is a music contributor to the Washington Post and the Sor Juana Writer in Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana

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“Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature's unpredictable creatures.”
Achy Obejas, Ruins

“What does my family want for me? My mother would say happiness, but she couldn't tell you what that means, not really. My father would say, "Whatever she wants" - because he has no idea whatsoever what that might be, and it would shock him to realize that. If asked, Nena and Pucho would look at each other nervously, dismayed by their own lack of knowledge.

Right now, I hold on to myself, sometimes literally. I hold on to my sides, my arms, my stubborn ankles, because in this house of nostalgia and fear, of time warps and trivia, I'm the only one I know about for sure.”
Achy Obejas, Memory Mambo

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