Gloria Anzaldúa (1942 – 2004)
Gloria Anzaldúa was a poet and very influential scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. Her book Borderlands/ La Frontera is studied widely in Universities across the United States.
How to Tame a Wild Tongue (1987)
How to Tame a Wild Tongue is chapter five from her book Borderlands/ La Frontera: A New Mestiza.
- What is the significance of the tongue according to Anzaldua?
- How would you react to having your ability to communicate limited?
- Does language reflect identity, power, and the past? If so, how? Are these ideas important?
- What are Anzaldua’s stands on censorship and violations of the First Ammendment?