Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers centre for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights.
This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous. Castillo replaced the term "Chicana feminism" with "Xicanisma" to include mestiza women on both sides of the border. In history, myth, interviews, and ethnography Castillo revisits her reflections on Chicana activism, spiritual practices, sexual attitudes, artistic ideology, labor struggles, and education-related battles. Her book remains a compelling document, enhanced here with a new afterword that reexamines the significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Ana Castillo is the author of the novels So Far From God, Peel My Love Like an Onion, The Guardians, and Give It to Me. In 2013 she received the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award from the American Studies Association for her essay The Real and True Meaning of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which appears as the afterword to this book.