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An anthology of writing by Italian/Sicilian-descended lesbians and gay men in North America. Hey Paesan is the first-ever look at the homophobia, silence and invisibility faced by members of an ethnic group that have been stereotyped as mafiosi and femme fatales. It's a long overdue contribution to the growing awareness about multiculturalism in the Americas. It's also que ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Three Guineas Press
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Stephanie Alexis Bonvissuto
As a lesbian Italian American I yearn to find myself in today's whitebread Anglo-centric culture. "Hey Paesan!" is an anthology of essays from L/G(B?) Italian Americans that serves as that relfecting pool. By deconstructing identities through poems and memoirs, the authors describe what it's like being a queer paesan! Molto bene!
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Dec 16, 2007 rated it really liked it
Bottom line: you are family and are part of us, but you really don't have to talk about that gay stuff. Capisco bene.
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Saw this on SB's list. Delighted to remember it. Read this years ago. Unique view of LGBT life. They are due for an update.
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