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Ordinary Girls: Jaquira Díaz on Growing Up in Miami Beach

That winter, the year Boogie turned 14, we got it in our heads that we could run away, leave Miami Beach and never come back. For months, I’d spent every night lost in a book, read whatever the librarian put in my hands, which usually meant books written by white men, about white people, for […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-20 09:47:43 UTC ]
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“Either Hyper-Visible or Invisible”: An Interview with Jaquira Díaz

JAQUIRA DÍAZ’S FIRST BOOK — the memoir Ordinary Girls, published by Algonquin Books on October 29 — lyrically chronicles a childhood and early adulthood marked by pain and chaos but also by joy and celebration. Díaz grew up, first, in one of Puerto Rico’s roughest neighborhoods and then amid... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-10-29 12:30:43 UTC ]
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