Can you believe it's been one whole year since Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Critical Edition was released?
Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in Borderlands/La Frontera, her first book and signature work, remap our understanding of “borders” as psychic, social, and cultural terrains that we inhabit and that inhabit all of us.
This conclusive exploration into the iconic text that changed the course of Chicanx, queer, and feminist theory breathes new life into the themes still present in today’s political and social climate.
"Imagine Borderlands as a timeless pyramid of ideas that has been added to, deconstructed, reconstructed, transcribed, translated, and trans-interpreted by every generation of Chicanx and non-Chicanx feminist scholars in the thirty-five years since its publication. This critical edition offers both a painstakingly articulated scholarly scaffolding around Anzaldúa’s original text and a bridge into the life and memory of the author who designed the blueprint of that pyramid."
— Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Professor of Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies, UCLA