An updated edition combining Loving in the War Years and The Last Generation: Poetry and Prose, with a new foreword by renowned writer and luminary, Cherríe Moraga.
Deep self-awareness and compassionate engagement with one’s surroundings are key to building global solidarity among people and political movements. In celebration of the 40th anniversary since its original publication, this updated edition of Loving in the War Years combines Moraga’s classic memoir with The Last Generation: Poetry and Prose, resulting in a challenging, inspiring, and insightful touchstone for artists and activists—and for anyone striving to foster care and community.
Cherríe Moraga’s powerful memoir remains as urgent as ever. A classic in Chicana as well as queer literature, Moraga’s book explores the intersections of her Chicana and lesbian identities, moving gracefully between poetry and prose, Spanish and English, personal narratives and political theory. Moraga recounts navigating the world largely as an outsider, circling the interconnected societies around her from a distant yet observant perspective. Ultimately, however, her writing serves as a bridge between her cultures, languages, family, and herself, enabling her to look inward to forge connections from otherwise inaccessible parts of her interior world.