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Ana Castillo, American Novelist ( - )

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I've spent my whole life in Chicago being asked where am I from, so that I have a sense of displacement that also is very psychologically disorienting.~Ana Castillo


Life Chicago Sense

I'm concerned about a lot of serious border issues. This book is about the border reality and the struggles of the undocumented worker.~Ana Castillo


Book Reality Serious

Our goal should be to achieve joy.~Ana Castillo


Joy Goal Achieve

There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man.~Ana Castillo


Mother Man Single Mother

Human sexuality has been regulated and shaped by men to serve men's needs.~Ana Castillo


Men Human Shaped

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


Woman Man World

I was just, like, not at all the office type; I was the artist type.~Ana Castillo


Artist Office Like

I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?~Ana Castillo


Society White Want

I'm obviously an American citizen. My parents are American citizens. But I'm not looked at as an American.~Ana Castillo


Parents American Citizen