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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Colour

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of ColorCherríe Moraga, Gloria Anzaldúa (eds.)Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press1981
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This Bridge Called My Back intends to reflect an uncompromising definition of feminism by women of color in the United States. Containing prose, poetry, personal narrative and analysis by Afro-American, Asian American, Latina and Native American women, This Bridge Called My Back is divided into six powerful sections:

Foreward/Toni Cade Bambara
Preface/Cherríe Moraga
The Bridge Poem/Donna Kate Rushin
Introduction/Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

1. Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism

1.1 When I Was Growing Up/Nellie Wong
on not bein/mary hope lee
1.2 For the Color of My Mother/Cherríe Moraga
1.3 I Am What I Am/Rosario Morales
1.4 Dreams of Violence/Naomi Littlebear
1.5 He Saw/Chrystos

2. Entering the Lives of Others: Theory in the Flesh

2.1 Wonder Woman/Genny Lim
2.2 La Güera/Cherríe Moraga
2.3 Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman/Mitsuye Yamada
2.4 It’s In My Blood, My Face – My Mother’s Voice, the Way I Sweat/Anita Valerio
2.5 “Gee, You Don’t Seem Like An Indian From the Reservation”/Barbara Cameron
2.6 “…And Even Fidel Can’t Change That!”/Aurora Levins Morales
2.7 I Walk in the History of My People/Chrystos

3. And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You: Racism in the Women’s Movement

3.1 And When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You/Jo Carrillo
3.2 Beyond the Cliffs of Abiquiu/Jo Carrillo
3.3 I Don’t Understand Those Who Have Turned Away From Me/Chrystos
3.4 Asian Pacific American Women and Feminism/Mitsuye Yamada
3.5 Millicent Fredericks/Gabrielle Daniels
3.6 “-But I Know You, American Woman”/Judit Moschkovich
3.7 The Pathology of Racism: A Conversation with Third World Wimmin/doris davenport
3.8 We’re All in the Same Boat/Rosario Morales
3.9 An Open Letter to Mary Daly/Audre Lorde
3.10 The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House/Audre Lorde

4. Between the Lines: On Culture, Class, and Homophobia

4.1 The Other Heritage/Rosario Morales
4.2 billie lives! billie lives!/hattie gossett
4.3 Across the Kitchen Table: A Sister-to-Sister Dialogue/Barbara Smith and Beverly Smith
4.4 Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance/Cheryl Clarke
4.5 Lowriding Through the Women’s Movement/Barbara Noda
4.6 Letter to Ma/Merle Woo
4.7 I Come With No Illusions/Mirtha Quintanales
4.8 I Paid Very Hard for My Immigrant Ignorance/Mirtha Quintanales
4.9 Earth-Lover, Survivor, Musician/Naomi Littlebear

5. Speaking in Tongues: The Third World Woman Writer

5.1 speaking in Tongues: A Letter To Third World Women Writers/Gloria Anzaldúa
5.2 who told you anybody wants to hear from you? you ain’t nothing but a black woman!/hattie gossett
5.3 In Search of the Self as Hero: Confetti of Voices on New Year’s Night/nellie wong
5.4 Chicana’s Feminist Literature: A Re-vision Through Malintzin/or Malintzin: Putting Flesh Back on the Object/Norma Alarcón
5.5 Ceremony for Completing a Poetry Reading/Crystos

6. El Mundo Zurdo: The Vision

6.1 Give Me Back/Chrystos
6.2 La Prieta/Gloria Anzaldúa
6.3 A Black Feminist Statement/Combahee River Collective
6.4 The Welder/Cherríe Moraga
6.5 O.K. Momma, Who the Hell Am I?: An Interview with Luisah Teish/Gloria Anzaldúa
6.6 Brownness/Andrea Canaan
6.7 Revolution: It’s Not Neat or Pretty or Quick/Pat Parker
6.8 No Rock Scorns Me as Whore/Chrystos