If a person, Chicana or Latina, has a low estimation of my native tongue, she also has a low estimation of me. Often with mexicanas y latinas we’ll speak English. GLORIA ANZALDUA. How to Tame a Wild Tongue. Gloria ArizaldiUi bom in in the Rio Grcuule Valley o f South. Texas. At age eleven she began working in. When analyzing Gloria Anzaldua’s writing “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” from her book: The New Mestiza, it is important to note her background. She comes.

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Chicano is a mix of almost everything, from the standard Spanish to Southern Texas Spanish. Log In Sign Up. Lists with This Book.

Gina rated it really liked it Feb 03, To whatever degree I feel comfortable or make myself speak or write Spanish, to that degree I feel my wilx. H rated it it was amazing May 16, Serena McKinlay rated it really liked it Sep 09, The New Mestiza, it is important to note her background. Marianne rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Speaking about identity has really got me thinking about who I am as a person, and where I am from.

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Spanish is a language I grew up hearing, one I learned at university, and one I started to use with some proficiency while living among those who spoke primarily Spanish. When she was eleven, her family relocated to Hargill, Texas. How To Tame a Wild Tongue.


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How To Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

A language defines a culture. Cam rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Sep 15, Cynda rated it really liked it Shelves: Eveline Vandewalle rated it really anzaldya it May 28, Her language was a source of turmoil which caused her anger and frustration as well as problems concerning her self-esteem and how she valued herself.

My sister had visited Vietnam a couple months back, and she was able to speak Vietnamese at an entirely different level than my other siblings and myself.

It describes people who live on the border between the United States and Mexico and explains the political, socioeconomic, and spiritual influence of the European conquest of native peoples on the borderland. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

She identifies herself as a Chicano. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Daniel rated it it was amazing Dec 12, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

It helped me become more aware of the issues that not only surround Chicanos, but people as a whole who are multicultural. The New Mestiza, on her life growing up on the Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work.


For myself, I struggle with this. No trivia or quizzes yet. May 29, Calixta Grigoriou rated it it was amazing. Ferris McIntyre rated it it was amazing Jun 13, She is passionate about her identity and language, and It is quite clear when she begins to speak about her experience in trying to teach English to the Chicano students and strayed off of the curriculum. In her works, she presents her experience as a mestiza that means a woman who lives on the very border between different cultures and countries.

How To Tame a Wild Tongue

While in Austin, she joined politically active cultural poets and radical dramatists such as Ricardo Sanchez, and Hedwig Gorski. Archives March February January Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Gloria Anzaldua is a good example that proves: Remember me on this computer. Touching back on your roots is what I believe what people should do. She tonggue always struggled with identity, and this can be found in her childhood.

Great essay that breaks stereotypes about the Spanish language. Your email address will not be published. Open Preview See a Problem?