My Broken Language
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish father and an enigmatic Puerto Rican mother, Quiara Alegria Hudes had a love-and-trouble-filled upbringing, haunted by the unspoken, untold family secrets of the barrio. In the face of real world wounds, the powerful, Orisha-like women of her family possessed a strength, joy and sensuality that left a young Quiara awe struck. She vowed to tell their stories.
But confronted by a world that treated her like an outsider, Quiara knew she must find a new language, one which reflected the multiple cultures that raised this Puerto Rican child of North Philly. Written and spoken, English and Spanish, sacred and profane - as her search for a way to share her family's story deepened, an artist emerged, ready to speak her truth.
An inspired exploration of home, family and memory, My Broken Language is the story of a sharp-eyed observer who finds her voice and learns to boldly tell the stories that only she can tell.
Paperback: 336 Pages
Product Dimensions: 135 x 215 mm
Published by William Collins