In the essays and stories contained in this book, author Rolando Hinojosa makes effective use of his experience as a professor and his life experience as a Texas-Mexican. As in his novels, he eloquently portrays that community here. Texas-Mexicans have successfully maintained their cultural identity throughout history and assimilation thanks to their lively literary expressions. Hinojosa identifies the historical processes that severely affected the Mejicano-tejano
people, the racial discrimination they suffered and how they emerged with a literary voice that identifies them as a nation within a nation.
Hinojosa’s language is simple, engaging and easy to read. His style is straightforward with some easy to follow digressions. The personal experience of the author as a member of the Chicano community and his knowledge of both cultures gives his writing a high degree of credibility.
This book is suitable for general audiences, especially those interested in studying and understanding the processes of assimilation that U.S-Mexican border residents have experienced.
Recommended for academic and public libraries