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When I Was Puerto Rican

When I Was Puerto Rican
Author: Esmeralda Santiago
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786736860
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One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard In a childhood full of tropical beauty and domestic strife, poverty and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But when her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually a new identity. In the first of her three acclaimed memoirs, Esmeralda brilliantly recreates her tremendous journey from the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years, to translating for her mother at the welfare office, and to high honors at Harvard.
When I Was Puerto Rican
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-28 - Publisher: Hachette UK
One of "The Best Memoirs of a Generation" (Oprah's Book Club): a young woman's journey from the mango groves and barrios of Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, and eventually on to Harvard In a childhood full of tropical beauty and domestic strife, poverty and tenderness, Esmeralda Santiago learned the proper way to eat a guava, the sound of tree frogs, the taste of morcilla, and the formula for ushering a dead baby's soul to heaven. But when her mother, Mami, a force of nature, takes off to New York with her seven, soon to be eleven children, Esmeralda, the oldest, must learn new rules, a new language, and eventually a new identity. In the first of her three acclaimed memoirs, Esmeralda brilliantly recreates her tremendous journey from the idyllic landscape and tumultuous family life of her earliest years, to translating for her mother at the welfare office, and to high honors at Harvard.
When I Was Puerto Rican
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-01 - Publisher: Everbind
Autobiography of a young girl who leaves Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success.
Américas Traum
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:
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Almost a Woman
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Vintage
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Yolanda
Language: de
Pages: 368
Authors: Julia Alvarez
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-03 - Publisher: Piper Edition
Zwei außergewöhnliche Frauenschicksale Yolanda Garcia, temperamentvoll, exzentrisch und in der Dominikanischen Republik geboren, will eigentlich nur eines: schreiben – was aber gar nicht so einfach ist in den USA, wohin sie als Kind mit ihren Eltern und Schwestern ausgewandert ist. Da ist ihre lebenslustige und liebenswerte Familie, die an ihr zerrt, da sind ihre Ehemänner und Liebhaber. Vor allem ist da aber das Gefühl, nirgends dazuzugehören. Erzählt wird Yolandas Leben von ihren lebhaften Schwestern, von Freundinnen, ihren diversen Liebhabern und Ehemännern. Auch die neue Heimat Yolandas die USA wird von verschiedenen Seiten betrachtet, genauso wie die märchenhafte Dominikanische Republik aus der die Familie einst floh, in die es die impulsive Yolanda aber immer wieder zurückzieht.
When I Was Puerto Rican
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Julia Alvarez
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:
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When I Was Puerto Rican Novel Units Teacher Guide
Language: en
Pages: 36
Authors: Novel Units, Pat Watson
Categories: Language arts (Secondary)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-15 - Publisher: Novel Units, Incorporated
Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago.
Reconstruction Through Memory
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Alexa Fernandez
Categories: Puerto Ricans
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:
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Almost a Woman
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Esmeralda Santiago
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Following the enchanting story recounted in When I Was Puerto Rican of the author’s emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the prestigious Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, Esmeralda Santiago delivers the tale of her young adulthood, where she continually strives to find a balance between becoming American and staying Puerto Rican. While translating for her mother Mami at the welfare office in the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York’s prestigious Performing Arts High School in the afternoons, and dancing salsa all night, she begins to defy her mother’s protective rules, only to find that independence brings new dangers and dilemmas.
The Discovery of Female Adolescent Sexuality in the Cultural Context of Puerto Rico
Language: en
Pages: 14
Authors: Magdalena Natalia Zalewski
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-30 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, LMU Munich (Amerika-Institut), course: Ethnicity and American Identity in Contemporary Fiction, language: English, abstract: Esmeralda Santiago’s When I Was Puerto Rican was her first autobiographic novel and it was the precursor of two following memoirs: Almost a Woman and The Turkish Lover. In When I Was Puerto Rican Santiago tells of her early childhood during the 1950s and ‘60s. The story told in the novel starts in Puerto Rico at Santiago’s age of four up to the age of thirteen when she immigrates with her mother and her then six siblings to the US to live in Brooklyn, New York. Her memoir does not only show the difficulty of switching between two different cultures and mentalities, American and Puerto Rican, but it also portrays the coming of age process of a girl who has to find a balance between her individual desires and expectations of her surrounding world. The novel reveals the Santiago family’s dealings with the pitfalls of poverty and their dreams of a better life. This family experiences life in all varieties: they are moving from the rural town of Macún to the