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I am Joaquin

I am Joaquin None

  • Title: I am Joaquin
  • Author: Rodolfo Gonzales
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 343
  • Format: paperback
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      Published :2019-05-16T21:15:03+00:00

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    1. My instructor was so impressed that I got my hands on a copy of this book. It sold in 1975, the third printing (which is what I have, for $1.25. I paid $21.00 for it, which isn't so bad, when you think that I'll keep it for as long as I live.My instructor said Corky's wife had called him recently asking if he had a spare copy of the book to give her. He didn't.

    2. This poem is EVERYTHING!!!From the historical aspects to the way my people have been treated for generations, it just gave me back so much hope. It showed me to keep fighting. Keep pushing and showing my children the culture because we are a people of perseverance.

    3. This book is brilliant. It talks about the history of Mexicans and how they faced hardship because of the Europeans using them for slavery. Joaquin is narrator since he says "I am Joaquin". He talks about how his people came a long way since the slavery times and their struggles in society. They were slaves and they were finally free because they rebelled against the Europeans. They fought for their freedom and won. Yet, still in society they were looked down upon and just wanted to be equal. Th [...]

    4. The poem wonderfully depicts the double-consciousness -- or, better, multi-consciousness -- of the Chicano. It constructs Chicanos as unified in their common histories while also acknowledging the differences among them -- an important and challenging task, that simultaneous claim to a group identity that also does not melt away individuality.

    5. The most famous poem of the Chicano movement and I believe the first published poetry by and for Chicanos. I have read this book many times and will read it many more. It is a treasure. The photos, pensamientos, words Aztec prince and Christian Christ. Beautiful!

    6. I bought my copy used thirty years ago. It's only become more dog-eared, more loved, since. When it finally disintegrates I don't know that I'll find or need another copy. It's persistent voice will remain strong and clear.

    7. Very powerful portrayal of the history of the Chicano/Mexican-American people and the many struggles and persecution they have experienced, and their hopes and dreams for a better life.

    8. Of the assimilation/culture struggle literature I've read this poem described it with greatest eloquence. I was mindblown people, mindblown!

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