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A Memoir

By Elizabeth Nunez
Narrated by Elizabeth Nunez / 7 hours 33 minutes

Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the 'sterner stuff' of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of affection are not for everyday use. But Nunez sympathizes with her parents, whose happiness is constrained by the oppressive strictures of colonialism, by the Catholic Church's prohibition of artificial birth control (which her mother obeys, terrified by the threat of eternal damnation), and by what Malcolm Gladwell refers to as the 'privilege of skin color' in his mother's Caribbean island homeland where 'the brown-skinned classes...came to fetishize their lightness.'

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Author
Narrator Elizabeth Nunez
ISBN 9781629234830
Length 7 hours 33 minutes
Language English
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #126,677 Overall

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