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Sandra Cisneros’ New Novel ‘Martita, I Remember You’ Is A Love Letter To The Ones Left Behind

The “Godmother of Chicana literature” discusses her latest work, the value of solitude, travel, and more.

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Since the 1980s, Sandra Cisneros work has been a touchstone of Latina representation in literature. She has been given many awards and titles throughout her career, including called “the godmother of Chicana literature,” by the Los Angeles Times.

Cisneros’ most popular book, The House on Mango Street, has published over six million copies, translated into more than twenty languages, and can be found in schools as required or recommended reading throughout the U.S. Her hero's range from children growing up in the barrio, to women escaping their abusive spouses, cloaked in self-doubt, and pushed by resolve or necessity.

Her new novel, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, Te Recuerdo follows Corina and her beloved friends attempting to live out their dreams in Paris.

We speak with the author herself about her latest work and how her travels, fashion, and self-reflection lead her to create some of the most iconic American fiction of the last century.

Sandra Cisneros

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