Secrets in the Sand The Young Women of Juarez

ISBN-10: 1893996476

ISBN-13: 9781893996472

Edition: 2006

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Over the past decade over 350 women around the city of Juarez, Mexico, have been raped and murdered. The remains of these brutalized young women continue to be found scattered in the parched desert, vacant city lots, and roadside ditches. Others are never found. In Secrets In The Sand, Agosin through her words and images invites her readers to bear witness to the reality that the grieving families of the disappeared and murdered young women face every day. As a poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin has dedicated her life's work to the search for justice and human dignity.
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: White Pine Press
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

Marjorie Agosin was born in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1955. She has written many books of poetry and fiction. Her childhood and early adolescence were spent with her Jewish family in Chile, where her family also participated in the dominant Catholic culture. The young Agosin became keenly aware of her dual identity in her country, both as a participant and as an outsider. The overthrow of Salvador Allende forced her family to immigrate to Athens, Georgia, where she was then ostracized as an emigrant. She is a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. The poet's current residence is in New England.

Preface: Secrets in the Sand: The Young Women of Juarez
No habia en aquellos sitiales
No plants or rocks
De sus muertes
All we know about them
Y la noche era como un precipicio
And the night was a precipice
Entre las nubes
Among the clouds
Con los corazones tristes
With sorrowful hearts
Siempre al borde
Always at the edge
Y de pronto la ciudad
Suddenly the city
Y ella cruzaba fronteras
She crossed borders
A veces ella
Y ella se empina
She stands on tiptoe
De Maria de Jesus Gonzalez nada queda
Nothing remains
Les contare de ellas
I will tell you about them
Me acerco a mi jardin nocturno
I approach my nocturnal garden
No se a quien encontrare
I don't know who I will find
Y es ese sentir
It is that feeling
Tan solo la muerte
Only death
He ido con tu nombre
I have wandered the countryside
La memoria es el unico testigo
Memory is the only witness
A veces las imagino
Sometimes I imagine them
Aquella noche
That night
Van creciendo
They continue growing
La justicia ante la muerte
Before death justice
News Reports
Ella cruza fronteras
She crosses borders
Fue este el vivir con la muerte
It was this living with death
Preguntas en las sombras
Questions in the shadows
Noviembre primero
November I
Los ruidos de la muerte
Death Rattles
La tierra
The Earth
El duelo
De pronto
El dolor
Entonces se mece
She ebbs and flows
Regresas ligera de equipaje
You return light of provisions
Y el mar
And the sea
Y el aprendizaje fue amar
The learning was in the loving
La arena
Tan solo la memoria
Only memory
Tal vez no deberiamos
Perhaps we should not have
Y su sueno
And her dream
No tuve mas opcion
I had no other option
Ella elige
She chooses
En el verano
In the summer
Larga y honda la noche del desierto
Long and deep is the desert night
En ciudad Juarez las luces festivas
In Ciudad Juarez festive lights
La nina de ciudad Juarez
The young girl of Ciudad Juarez
Poema para el agua del desierto
Poem Regarding Desert Water
Tierra de ceniza
Land of Ashes
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