All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

By Stephanie Elizondo Griest

After a decade of chasing tales worldwide, intrepid go back and forth author Stephanie Elizondo Griest the magnetic pull home--only to find that her local South Texas have been appreciably remodeled in her absence. Ravaged by way of drug wars and barricaded through an eighteen-foot metal wall, her ancestral land had develop into the nation's optimum crossing flooring for undocumented staff, a lot of whom perished alongside the way in which. The frequency of those tragedies looked like a negative twist of fate, prior to Elizondo Griest moved to the hot York / Canada borderlands. as soon as she started to meet Mohawks from the Akwesasne country, even though, she famous amazing parallels to existence at the southern border. Having misplaced their land via devious treaties, their mom tongues at English-only colleges, and their conventional occupations via capitalist ventures, Tejanos and Mohawks alike fight lower than the legacy of colonialism. poisonous industries encompass their neighborhoods whereas the U.S. Border Patrol militarizes them. scuffling with those forces are legions of artists and activists dedicated to keeping their indigenous cultures. advanced trust structures, in the meantime, conjure miracles. In All the brokers and Saints, Elizondo Griest weaves seven years of news right into a meditation at the existential effect of foreign borderlines through illuminating the areas in among and the folk who stay there.

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