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My broken Language"A memoir" - Quiara Alegría Hudes


Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish father and an enigmatic Puerto Rican mother, Quiara Alegrìa Hudes had a love-and-trouble-filled upbringing, haunted by the unspoken, untold family secrets of the barrio. In the face of real world wounds, the powerful, Orisha-like women of her family possessed a strength, joy and sensuality that left a young Quiara awe struck. She vowed to tell their stories.


But confronted by a world that treated her like an outsider, Quiara knew she must find a new language, one which reflected the multiple cultures that raised this Puerto Rican child of North Philly. Written and spoken, English and Spanish, sacred and profane - as her search for a way to share her family's story deepened, an artist emerged, ready to speak her truth.

An inspired exploration of home, family and memory, My BROKEN LANGUAGE is the story of a sharp-eyed observer who finds her voice and learns to boldly tell the stories that only she can tell.

My broken Language - Quiara Alegría Hudes

  • Paperback

    ISBN:    9780008464660
    Publisher:    HarperCollins Publishers
    Pub date:    14 Apr 2022
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    336

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