23 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Journal of Peasant Studies – Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India

This book review should appear in the upcoming edition of the Journal of Peasant Studies. I cannot publish the whole bit here even though it is my work, since I signed over licensing rights but it should be available through your college databases. I don’t know whether I will have time for more book reviews […]

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05 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Appropriate songs-poetry for DREAM Act students?

Ok, so there is a part of me that appreciates some literary genius once in a while. Where are the DREAMers that write poetry, lyrics, sing or just know their music in general? Are there any particular pre-existing songs or poetry that reminds you of your situation? Of life as an immigrant? An undocumented student? […]

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25 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

He was 17 when he was born

She sat there almost tranquilized fearing the consequences of her forthcoming actions, the path she had chosen to embark on. No doubt it was the road less traveled, it was harsh, an embattled life full of challenges, a thorny ride with no sure prospects of bearing any economical fruit. Blink. Deep breath. She opened her […]

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05 December 2007 ~ 0 Comments

I refuse to succumb to self-deprecating, self-loathing mentality

Seriously, what have we done that is so shameful or grounds to feel guilty about? NOTHING. Don’t tell me I am not human. Don’t tell me I am not as good as you. And certainly don’t tell me that my opinions are not as good as that of a straight, white male, American citizen. I […]

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