Announcing: Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza 5th Edition

Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume continue to challenge how we think about identity and remaps our understanding of what a “border” is.


This edition, coming March 1, 2022 is a more condensed edition, containing only the original text from 1987, and will be at a more accessible price point for readers.

Light teal book cover with abstract purple, yellow and red tones at bottom. Cover reads: Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Fifth edition.

Praise for Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza:


The emotional and intellectual impact of the book is disorienting and powerful…all languages are spoken, and survival depends on understanding all modes of thought. In the borderlands new creatures come into being. Anzaldúa celebrates this "new mestiza" in bold, experimental writing.

— The Village Voice

Anzaldúa's pulsating weaving of innovative poetry with sparse informative prose brings us deep into the insider/outsider consciousness of the borderlands; that ancient and contemporary, crashing and blending world that divides and unites America.

— Women’s Review of Books