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Looking for Esperanza The Story of a Mother, a Child Lost, and Why They Matter to Us

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ISBN-10: 0984462988

ISBN-13: 9780984462988

Edition: 2012

Authors: Adriana Paramo

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Literary Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Inspired by a story about an immigrant mother who walked the desert from Mexico to the USA with the dead body of her baby strapped to her own, Adriana Páramo immersed herself in the underground world of undocumented women toiling in the Florida fields. This fieldwork and the anonymous voices of the women she encountered while looking for the mother in the story are captured in LOOKING FOR ESPERANZA, winner of the 2011 Social Justice and Equality Award in creative nonfiction."A timely and stunning project, Adriana Páramo's LOOKING FOR ESPERANZA is a heart-wrenching collection of portraits of Mexican women whose lives and journeys illustrate the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Benu Press
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 142
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528

Adriana P�ramo is a nonfiction writer born and raised in Colombia. After spending ten years in the oil industry as a student and as a petroleum engineer, she decided to leave her homeland and moved to Alaska. In 1992 she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage as a cultural anthropologist.There, she conducted field work among Yup'ik Eskimos, an ethnochoreology, an innovative approach that linked their dances to their socio-cultural experiences. Adriana later moved to Kuwait where she taught young Muslim girls at a private school. She also engaged in advocacy of immigrant women's rights: specifically, Indian women working as servants but living in squalor in one of the wealthiest…