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Ana Castillo


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Ana Castillo (born 15 June 1953) is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, and essayist.

Castillo was born and raised in an inner city barrio of Chicago, Illinois. After completing undergraduate studies, she immediately began teaching college courses. She earned her Master's degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies from the University of Chicago with a ... more »

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  • ''For things to have value in man's world, they are given the role of commodities. Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman.''
    Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 3 (1994).
  • ''Human sexuality has been regulated and shaped by men to serve men's needs.''
    Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 6 (1994).
  • ''Our goal should be to achieve joy.''
    Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 7 (1994).
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