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ISBN: PB: 9781940939384

University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press

January 2021

225 pp.

20.3x20.3 cm

45 halftones



Between the Sun and Snow

Writing at the End of the Century

"Entre el sol y la nieve: escritos de fin de siglo / Between the Sun and Snow: Writing at the End of the Century" presents a collection of selected newspaper articles by writer, cultural activist, and educator Myrna Nieves. The articles in this bilingual collection, which were originally written in Spanish and translated into English by Chris Brandt, first appeared in Nosotros los latinos, a magazine published in New York, between 1992 and 1995. Here, Nieves has brought together nineteen articles and a new essay in which the author navigates the complex story of a population that varies in many dimensions, including national origin and immigration status. Providing critical viewpoints from a Latinx perspective, these articles address a variety of issues including climate change, domestic violence, women's rights, and trends in literature and the arts. Together, these articles serve as a documentary history not only of the Latinx community, but also of the changing perspectives of the nation as a whole.   The articles are accompanied by a generous collection of photographs by Nestor Barreto, Roger Caban, Betty "BP" Cole, Perla de Leon, Frank Gimpaya, Nereo Lopez Meza, George Malave, Hiram Maristany, Eliud Martinez, Marlis Momber, Marina Ortiz, Marwin Schwartz, and Louis Servedio Morales, offering a fresh visual iconography of Latinx experience. "Entre el sol y la nieve" provides a rich collection of insights into this fast and diverse population.

About the Author

Myrna Nieves is a writer and educator who was born in Puerto Rico. She is a founding member and professor at Boricua College, a co-founder of the artist group "7 Women in Movement", and the author of four books.

Christopher Hirschman Brandt is a writer, translator, and political activist.