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Central American Bundle

Central American Bundle

Limited Edition, Two Book Bundle

"Cipota Under the Moon" By Claudia Castro Luna


"The Wandering Song Central American Writing in the United States" Edited by Héctor Tobar, Juan José Dalton, Leticia Hernández Linares, and Rubén Martínez


"Cipota Under the Moon"

In Cipota under the Moon, Claudia Castro Luna scores a series of poems as an ode to the Salvadoran immigrant experience in the United States. The poems are wrought with memories of the 1980s civil war and rich with observations from recent returns to her native country. Castro Luna draws a parallel between the ruthlessness of the war and the violence endured by communities of color in US cities; she shows how children are often the silent, unseen victims of state-sanctioned and urban violence. In lush prose poems, musical tankas, and free verse, Castro Luna affirms that the desire for light and life outweighs the darkness of poverty, violence, and war. Cipota under the Moon is a testament to the men, women, and children who bet on life at all costs and now make their home in another language, in another place, which they, by their presence, change every day.


"The Wandering Song Central American Writing in the United States"


Tia Chucha Press is proud to reprint by popular demand this anthology of work by Central American writers living in the United States. The Wandering Song captures the complexity of a rapidly growing community that shares certain experiences with other Latinx groups, but also offers its own unique narrative. This is the first-ever comprehensive literary survey of the Central American diaspora by a US publisher—perfect for high school, college, or university courses in US literature, Latinx literature, multicultural studies, and migration studies.

A multi-genre collection featuring poems, short stories, essays, memoir or novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction, the anthology showcases writers who render a multiplicity of experiences: of refugees from the wars of the 1980s, of those who barely remember the homeland, and of those who were born in el norte. There are writers from both coasts and from the middle. Their aesthetics range from hip-hop inflected to high literary to acrobatics in Spanglish. It is a community that shares not only a history of violence—both here and back home—but the hope and healing that ensures its survival. The writers include migrants or children of migrants from countries in the so-called Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—considered one of the most violent places on earth, as well as from Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panamá.



Central American Bundle
Central American Bundle Sale price$31.92 USD Regular price$39.99 USD