Forgot your password?  

When I Was Puerto Rican - Jibara and Fighting Naked Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of When I Was Puerto Rican.
This section contains 797 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our When I Was Puerto Rican Study Guide

Jibara and Fighting Naked Summary and Analysis

The story begins with "Jibara." Esmeralda Santiago is four years old when she and her family - consisting of her father Pablito, her mother Ramona and her little sisters Delsa and Norma - move to Macun. They live in a house of tin and Esmeralda almost immediately burns her fingers. She is called Negi by her family and her mother tells her that almost everyone has a real name that is known to the government and a nickname known to family and friends. In Esmeralda's case, she is called Negi, short for Negrita because she is so dark. Esmeralda recalls her mother telling her to stay out of the way of her father's working on the house but her father says that she can stay and help. She picks up wood to be used as kindling for the kitchen...

(read more from the Jibara and Fighting Naked Summary)

This section contains 797 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our When I Was Puerto Rican Study Guide
Copyrights
When I Was Puerto Rican from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook