HowtheGarciaGirlsLosttheirAccents Notes By Julia Alvarez Pages 3-23-Antojo Cuban Americans and Dominican-Americans Immigration as a result of international US policy Involved in the circumstances of both of these people that result in them leaving their country of origin Batista and Trujillo’s patriarchal dictatorship Both strong men in their respective countries and have very finite notions of power structure (patriarchy) Julia Alvarez’s biography Political refugee Dominican born novelist Leave Domincan Republic in 1960, when she was 10 years old One year before Trujillos’s assassination Family involved in politics Cold War War being fought in an indirect way, by proxy Trujillo vs. Castro Extreme capitalist vs. communist Form: Goes back in time From 1989 to 1956 Part1: 1989-1972 Pp. 3-103 Part2: 1970-1960
Pp. 107-191 Part3: 1960-1956 pp.195-290 (end)
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