So Far from God Essay

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Though this novel focuses on Chicana characters, it does not do so at the expense of other women or other struggles. Manifesting a commitment to alliances with other marginalized groups, the text creates a bridge between the divergent populations it describes in the Holy Friday procession scene. The novel thereby fashions a creative and fictional counterpart to the voices of women united in the collection This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, in which Audre Lorde says that joining with others in battle is essential to one's own freedom: "Without community, there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression." In the foreword to the second edition of this collection both Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga underscore the urgency of building alliances globally and of doing this through action; Anzaldúa...

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