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The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea & Heart of the Earth: A Popul Vuh Story

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In "The Hungry Woman, " an apocalyptic play written at the end of the millennium, Moraga uses mythology and an intimate realism to describe the embattled position of Chicanos and Chicanas, not only in the United States but in relation to each other. Drawing from the Greek Medea and the myth of La Llorona, she portrays a woman gone mad between her longing for another woman ...more
Paperback, 165 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by West End Press (first published December 31st 2001)
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Kaitlin Mooney
Nov 25, 2010 rated it liked it
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This was very interesting. Kind of hard to wrap your head around, and I don't think plays have ever really been my kind of thing. But I am glad I read it, it definitely invoked some emotion in me.
Tallon Kennedy
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is such an incredibly moving and thought-provoking retelling of the original Medea myth, rife with Aztec culture/myth and steeped in the trials of motherhood and a queer identity politics. 8/10

"There's nothing more personal than the love between a mother and child. You wouldn't know. You are childless, a dull mule who can't reproduce. I will always be more woman than you."
Heather Montes Ireland
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Moraga is quite masterful here, as she imagines what movements for social justice look like when they reify the marginalization of women. She constructs a bleak future dystopia where a woman must choose between her nation and her humanity. Utilizing mythology from Western and pre-Hispanic tradition, this is a cautionary tale, a warning to head feminist calls for intersectionality in our pursuits of justice.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Very interesting read. I never would have read it if it were not for my Contemporary Latinas Literature class. We had the extreme honor of having Moraga come to speak in our class before she gave a presentation to Oregon State. With little to no back ground in Latina or Queer studies I believe this was a great introduction which united struggle with emotion.
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Cherríe Lawrence Moraga (born September 25, 1952) is a Chicana writer, feminist activist, poet, essayist, and playwright. She is part of the faculty at Stanford University in the Department of Drama and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Her works explore the ways in which gender, sexuality and race intersect in the lives of women of color.

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