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In “Dominicana,” a youngster Bride Longs for Residence

By       -   November 21st, 2019

In “Dominicana,” a youngster Bride Longs for Residence

Angie Cruz fictionalizes her mom’s wedding and journey to the usa at age 15

Arriel Vinson is really a Tin House Winter Workshop alum and Midwesterner whom writes about being young, black colored, and looking for freedom.

Dominicana occurs within the 1960’s, after 15-year-old Ana Cancion as she marries a person twice her age and immigrates to nyc through the Dominican Republic. Though Ana doesn’t love him, rather than certainly dreamt of the U.S., she understands it is a chance to assist her family members.

In this novel, Angie Cruz follows Ana as she grows older and lonelier, as she discovers freedom in her husband’s lack. Domicana is just a novel about immigration, womanhood, and coming of age. It’s a novel about unlearning silence but learning survival. It’s about living in someplace that doesn’t love you—but really really really loves your labor—and locating a method to like it anyways.

Arriel Vinson: just exactly What jumped away at me personally first were the themes of womanhood/motherhood manhood that is vs the novel. Ana had been a 15 year old being prepped for marriage and looking after a husband. Why did you intend to depict this?

Angie Cruz: Before this is a novel I’d started composing the things I thought had been a nonfiction guide about my mother’s wedding as option to respond to concerns that we became having around womanhood and also the means ladies within my family members sacrificed in the interests of your family. Read More

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