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Santanas Fairy Tales

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SanTana's Fairy Tales is an oral history, storytelling project initiated by author Sarah Rafael GarcIa, which integrates community-based narratives to create contemporary fairytales and fables that represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa Ana.
Paperback, 190 pages
Published March 17th 2017 by Raspa Magazine
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Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
An amazing series of slice-of-life anecdotes told through the prism of fairy tales, making even more poignant the experiences of Latinx in Southern California. You will be moved to tears, laughter, and righteous indignation. Accompanied by fantastic translations by Julieta Corpus, this collection introduces a larger audience to the fresh, smart, and incisive voice of Sarah Rafael García.
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Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
"SanTana's Fairy Tales" is a storytelling vehicle, utilizing the oral history of the Mexican/Mexican-American's lives, as they face the challenges unique to them in Santa Ana, California, USA. Sarah Rafael Garcia, the founder of "Barrio Writers", transforms the trials and tribulations of the Mexican people into narratives of outrage, sorrow and empathic stirrings, by use of the fairy tale, without diminishing the seriousness and complexity of the problems. A call to resist the injustice's placed ...more
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! I cannot recommend it enough. I was also fortunate enough to meet Sarah Rafael Garcia and experience Santana's Fairy Tales performance. The music was incredible and the fairytale retellings deal with issues and topics that are very relevant in today's society.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Read for a class. I enjoyed the context of the book more than I enjoyed the book itself. Definitely go check out the digital archive associated with this project
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Born in Brownsville, Texas, on
April 23, 1974. Both, her maternal and paternal grandparents relocated their respective families to Brownsville, Texas from Mexico in the late 1960s. Her parents relocated to Southern California in the late 1970s. Her father died at the age of 36, leaving behind a wife and three daughters between the ages of ten and thirteen. Life became an uphill experience from then

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