Cherrie Moraga Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 51 pages of information about the life of Cherrie Moraga.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Cherrie Moraga

Cherríe Moraga's body of writings has had an original and singular impact on the shape of feminist thought, Chicano literature, and Chicano drama. As a Chicana lesbian poet, essayist, dramatist, and editor, Moraga's feminist writings address the inordinate sociopolitical, historical, and cultural power structures that Chicanas as well as other disenfranchised women of color must struggle to overcome. Her writing gains its inimitable voice through a self-exploration of identity that critiques her manifold, often competing subject positions as a biracial Chicana, a lesbian, and a U.S. Third World feminist. Committed to creating a distinctive Chicana expressive voice, Moraga renovates literary forms in her highly autobiographical works; literary boundaries are subverted or redrawn to reflect, more acutely, her Chicana and lesbian lived experiences. Her award-winning plays are conceived in the spirit of resistance that characterizes the political origins of Chicano theater--even as they simultaneously inscribe explicitly...

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