Woman Hollering Creek Essay

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Hicks has a Master's Degree in English literature, and has written extensively for academic journals, and is CEO of Words Work, a freelance writing firm that provides Web site content. Smith has Master's Degrees in both bilingual studies and humanistic and behavioral studies. She has designed and facilitated several multicultural workshops for educators. In the following essay, they discuss multicultural aspects of "Woman Hollering Creek. "

In her short story "Woman Hollering Creek," Sandra Cisneros demonstrates in her writing the same linguistic and cultural transformations she describes in her narrative. Writing about Mexicans and Mexican-Americans like Cleofilas and her husband Juan Pedro who inhabit the border between the United States and Mexico, Cisneros explores the terrible losses and limitations that exist for people who live in the edges of divergent languages and cultures. These borderlands, as Glona Anzaldua describes them In her book, Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza...

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