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Ciavone Castillo


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Ciavone Castillo

  1. 1. Ana Castillo<br />
  2. 2. Info.<br />Born June 15th 1953 in Chicago Illinois<br />Occupation: Writer, Poet, Educator <br />A reviewer for Publishers Weekly called <br />"one of the country's most provocative and original writers."<br />
  3. 3. Why Admire Her<br />Little encouragement<br />Went against flow<br />Demand for justice<br />Many awards<br />
  4. 4. Influenced the world<br />Taught others about sexism and racism, classism, and identity<br />Issues explored<br />“I started having dreams that there was a home for me there. The desert motivates me in a very different way than the city. There's a very harsh brutality that calls upon your survival instincts. It's a harshness that is very beautiful to me. I feel very much a part of this wilderness”<br />
  5. 5. Society<br />Society cruel to her<br />Better person- helps others<br />Learned about topics by personal experiences<br />Helps others when she had none<br />
  6. 6. Characteristics <br />unity- across-difference<br />Self disciplined (Mexican heritage)<br />Courage<br />Literary<br />adversity<br />
  7. 7. Troubles<br />No adversity<br />Learned from experiences<br />Sexism, racism, classism<br />
  8. 8. Remember her<br />Made up “Xicanisma”<br />Made her have identity<br />Hardships<br />Created chicana literature<br />
  9. 9. Well being of Others<br />Peaceful<br />Teaches them adversity<br />Wrong treatment<br />Poetry form of social <br />protest<br />“Being of Mexican background, being Indian-looking, being a female, coming from a working-class background, and then becoming politicized in high school, that was my direction . . . I was a Chicana protest poet, a complete renegade--and I continue to write that way”<br />
  10. 10. Reflection<br />In her stories and poetry she tells many different stories of people who had hardships but have to work hard to get where they want to be. She also writes about personal experiences and topics that happen regularly that she wants to stop.<br />
  11. 11. Cultures<br />Showing Experiences<br />Literature(her work)<br />Short stories(21)<br />Poetry<br />
  12. 12. Sources<br /><br /><br /><br />