The Haunting of the Mexican Border: A Woman's Journey (Paperback)
  • The Haunting of the Mexican Border: A Woman's Journey (Paperback)
zoom

The Haunting of the Mexican Border: A Woman's Journey (Paperback)

(author)
£26.95
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 30/07/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Haunting of the Mexican Border is a woman's view of the violence and generosity of the border. For fifteen years beginning in the 1980s, Kathryn Ferguson made documentary films in Mexico's Sierra Madre. As she traveled south, she encountered people who were traveling north, and she learned that the border at which they converged was deadly. Drawing on her own experiences, this book explores how US immigration policies erode the lives of ordinary citizens on both sides of the border.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826340580
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The Haunting of the Mexican Border is a breathtaking work of art. Ferguson's artistry shines in her prose, polished and raw in a perfect combination, and her ability to convey the beauty and power of humanity."--Story Circle Book Reviews


"Ferguson's prose is transcendent, effortless, lifting off the page with the eye of a smart filmmaker who finds just enough detail to tell the imagination where to go but leaves off before laying on so much as to drown out that self-steering vision."--Santa Fe Reporter


"An important account of how the [Mexican borderlands] region continues to serve as a 'haunting' presence as well as a space whose history, stories, and art need to be more deeply appreciated and understood on the other side of the border."--Southwestern American Literature


"[Ferguson's] prose is marked by a deep kinetic awareness of how her physical presence as an American, a woman, and a traveler affects the migrants and indigenous tribal members she encounters during her filming expeditions."--Pasatiempo


"As a documentarian, Ferguson brings a journalistic approach to the material, providing context for the in-the-moment situations she describes, and the book itself provides useful context for the border as a whole."--Foreword Reviews


"Ferguson's book is more than a memoir. It is an adventure story toughened by sore feet from walking and walking and walking steep, narrow paths."--Albuquerque Journal


"A wise and humane account that draws on a lifetime of exploring the border country and pondering its meaning."--Kirkus Reviews


"This is an important book at the right time. We need to read this story and understand its vision. Recommended."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway: A True Story
"An unforgettable memoir that takes readers south to Rar muri country then north into Arizona's militarized culture of terrorized immigrants and the people who stand up for them. The writing is exquisite, descriptive, action packed, and deeply meditative. The book reads like a novel; I couldn't put it down."--Demetria Mart nez, author of Mother Tongue
"With a rare woman's perspective, Kathryn Ferguson masterfully guides us through treacherous, hardscrabble geography and psychology where two different worlds both clash and meld. This is a must-read for anyone intending to live in and understand twenty-first-century America."--Marc Cooper, author of Pinochet and Me: A Chilean Anti-Memoir

You may also be interested in...

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
John F. Kennedy
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The Challenge
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Sugar Barons
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
Clandestine In Chile
Added to basket
Bolivar
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Conquistadors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Black Jacobins
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.