Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

Edited by Daisy Hernández and Bushra Rehman
Foreword by Cherríe Moraga
Avalon Publishing/Seal Press 2002
Available for purchase at Amazon.com


Praise for Colonize This!

“The young mujeres in Colonize This! bear eloquent witness to the splintering effects of colonialism, conflicts between realities, and contradictions and challenges common to these times. . . As they brave their rites-of-passage seeking places of belonging, they re-cover themselves and their historias, honoring their mothers and redefining women-of-color feminisms. . . This anthology calls us to action and change in the tradition of the liberation struggle of gente de color and our allies.” — Gloria E. Anzaldúa, author of Borderlands/La Frontera: the New Mestiza

“I hope Colonize This! makes it onto Women Studies 101 syllabi nationwide. Maybe it can help ensure that race is an integral element of feminist dialogue, and keep women from leaving the women’s studies classroom when discussions of race begin.” — bitch magazine

“These women express a more radical, racialized feminism that broadens the movement beyond its early incarnation.” — Booklist

“[The] tension between “learned” feminism and “lived” feminism is what gives [this] collection its emotional and intellectual heft.” — Girlfriends magazine

“Honest, well-written essays that tackle a complex intersection of race, gender, and economics . . . these contemporary “sistah outsiders” don’t shy away from sticky issues when addressing the complexities of their lives. Refusing to simplify in order to fit into someone’s mold, these women dare you to dismiss them.” — Bust magazine

“These are very personal, interesting, and readable essays. Recommended for large public and academic libraries.” — Library Journal

“This is one of those books which should be required reading for every young sister out there.” — Asian Week

Book Reviews

MELUS, Winter 2003
Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
Maythee Rojas

The Progressive, October 2002
Going through Customs
Sanhita SinhaRoy

Asian Week, August 2002
Neela’s Lit Picks

Girlfriends, March 2003

Rebuilding the Bridge
Linda Schlossberg

Booklist, August 2002
Review by Vanessa Bush

Library Journal, August 2002
Review by Deborah Moore

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