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Malinalli Press, a Native woman owned and operated press, publishes creative work by established and emerging indigenous writers and artists from Abya Yala. (Est. 2009)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Praise for Turtle Island to Abya Yala

Turtle Island to Abya Yala is the first anthology project by Malinalli Press, coming out in 2011.

Mica Valdez, Editor.
Poetry/Art. Native American Studies/Women’s Studies/Two-Spirit Studies. Love is explored through the intersections, in this new anthology by indigenous women of Turtle Island and Abya Yala, also known as the continent America. The book includes the work of over 60 Native American and Latina women artists and poets.

Advance praise for the journal:

"What a marvelous read this book is." -Jimmy Santiago Baca

“This is America. Turtle Island. At no other time do our women’s voices need to be called upon to overcome the juggernaut of injustice looming over our country than now. The bold, beautiful art and voices spill off these pages and burst through the seams of mainstream America, to take their place in the national narrative and birth their stories through the powerful act of naming and witnessing what it is to be Indigena.” -Genny Lim

“An orbit of crows, a beautiful bouquet of xempaxochitl, marigolds and tomorrow’s sun-shaped corn endow, this imaged vessel cradled in forbidden fruits and swirling waters of the Bay. The bound vessel comes to gather us, float us through these pages, embracing art and poetry, encouraging love and unity, Latina and Native, with a California wave. For love, for love, for love they’ve come here over buckled broken freeways, to claim “my baby, my girl” as elder sisters keep the memory and keep us fast in check. A terrific gathering. Hold this close. You’ll want more.” -Allison Hedge Coke

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