[#DecolonizeBookshelves2022] Witch Women And Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros

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Woman Hollering Creek And Other Stories [Amazon | Book Depository]

Written by Sandra Cisneros Published by Vintage (1992, first published 1991) ISBN: 0679738568 (ISBN13: 9780679738565) Literary Award: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1993), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction (1991) Bought a copy of the book. Book quotes and layout via Canva and Typorama.

This is the tenth book that I am reviewing / featuring as part of our #DecolonizeBookshelves2022 reading theme from my target list of 25 books (for this year) from This Is The Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelf In 50 Books (Amazon | Book Depository) – and the eighth novel written by a female author.

My book log indicates that I started reading the book on May 28 and finished it on June 01.

Cisneros’ writing leaves me as a reader, literally breathless – the words leaping off each other, the sentences almost a paragraph, as she winds her thoughts into a questioning conclusion of sorts. There was only one story that resonated with me, Eyes of Zapata, with its parallels to the Filipino manananggal – except that this one flies full-bodied, finding her ertswhile-feckless lover, her emotions allowing her to defy gravity.

Here are some quotes that reveal Cisneros’ mastery of language, the way she skilfully plays around with phrases and metaphors – arriving at something so distinctly and recognizably hers alone.

#DecolonizeBookshelves2022 Update: 63 out of target 100

July 7, 2022 at 06:31AM Myra Garces-Bacsal