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News & Notes, August 2021: Borderlands Critical Edition, Olivia, and more!

Only A Week Until The Borderlands/La Frontera Critical Edition Release!

​Get ready for our upcoming release of the critical edition of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, written by the incredible queer feminist Gloria Anzaldúa, edited by Ricardo F. Vivancos-Pérez and Norma E. Cantú at the end of this month!

Featuring an afterword by scholar AnaLouise Keating, 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.

At the same time this book offers insight into the construction of Anzaldúa’s philosophies.

Get your preorders in now and receive a 20% discount!


Want more?

While you wait for the critical edition to drop, you can still purchase the 25th Anniversary Edition of Borderlands/La Frontera through our website.

Also available on our website are El Mundo Zurdo, El Mundo Zurdo 2, El Mundo Zurdo 3, El Mundo Zurdo 4, El Mundo Zurdo 5, andEl Mundo Zurdo 6. All El Mundo Zurdo collections are writings from meetings held by The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa.

Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúa Borderlands and Making Face/Making Soul are also related reads. Making Face/Making Soul features over 70 works by poets, writers, artists, and activists such as bell hooks, June Jordan, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cherríe Moraga, and Alice Walker among many others.


Olivia on the Record wins the 2021 Non-Fiction Goldie Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society!

Watch Berson's Moving Acceptance Speech at the Golden Crown Literary Society's Virtual Conference

Olivia on the Record, by Ginny Z Berson, has also won a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award and the LGBTQ Nonfiction Independent Press Award.


Reviews & More

Olivia on the Record has been reviewed by Rain and Thunder Magazine as well as by the Women's Review of Books follows below. Rain and Thunder's full article by Amy Donohue can be found in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue 77. Find out what the Women's Review of Books reviewer Shane Snowdon had to say in the July/August 2021 issue.

Olivia on the Record signed copies, the eBook, and the event recording are available.


Author & Contributor Updates

Tongo Eisen-Martin

  • Tongo is one of several poets and activists featured in the upcoming film Many Fires This Time: We The 100 Million. "About 1 in 3 Americans live in economic insecurity... MFTT collects these personal and interconnected perspectives. Together we are the 100 Million."

  • Read the KQED article here about the film.

Juli Delgado Lopera

  • Their award-winning debut novel Fiebre Tropical is now out in Spanish!

  • It is available in Colombia and Ecuador from Planeta de Libros Colombia.

ire'ne lara silva

  • On August 29, 2021, 7pm ire'ne will teach a virtual workshop called Decolonizing Love/LGBT Reading featuring Cesar L. DeLeon, jo reyes-boitel, and herself. Zoom link:

  • Find many other upcoming events for her on her website here.


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