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borders Quotes

Six of the best book quotes about borders
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“The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado, mexicano, immigrant Latino, Anglo in power, working class Anglo, Black, Asian--our psyches resemble the bordertowns and are populated by the same people. The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains.”
Gloria E. Anzaldúa
author
struggle
the working class
inner self
black
Asian
small towns
immigrant
borders
chicano
indio
mexicano
outer terrains
concepts
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“Living on borders and in margins, keeping intact one’s shifting and multiple identity and integrity, is like trying to swim in a new element, an “alien” element.”
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“The U.S-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture.”
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“It was puzzling that such a muddy little river like the Rio Grande should make such a difference in terms of what was lawful and what not.”
Lonesome Dove
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Newt Dobbs
character
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The Sterkarms have plundered the border between Scotland and England for generations. Suddenly intruders, calling themselves Elves, want the Sterkarms to stop their violent ways.
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The two quickly become friends, and through this friendship Prietita comes to see the vast differences between her life and that of Joaquin’s, and the challenges that come with being labeled as an illegal from across the border.

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