Gabrielle Civil reviews Antígona González at Rain Taxi

Over at Rain Taxi, Gabrielle Civil meditates on the politics of resistance in Sara Uribe’s Antígona González (trans. John Pluecker):

At a time when the discourse of “bad hombres” and “building a wall” has poisoned U.S. society, Mexican writer Sara Uribe’s Antígona González emerges as an anti-toxin and prescription. A brilliant meditation on the wages of violence in contemporary Mexican society, the text takes up the classical figure of Antigone to speak out, remember, and reclaim the dead…

Throughout the text, memory operates as an urgent holding place, a site of both bittersweet nostalgia and urgent personal/political resistance. Ultimately, memory mobilizes action as the individual becomes collective.

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