Literary Nonfiction. Native American Studies. Latinx Studies. Essays. WRITING 50 YEARS (más o menos) AMONGST THE GRINGOS is a compilation of 91 separate pieces of writings, that includes journalistic columns and articles, essays, short stories, poems, cantos, huehuetlahtolli, academic work, and excerpts from seven books that span the last five decades of Dr. Cintli's life, from 1973-2021. Not only does this collection document his personal life's work and evolution as a writer, journalist, columnist, academic and public intellectual, it also chronicles those movements and issues that have been, and are, important to la Raza Mexicana and the Xicanx/Latinx people in the U.S. Designed as a multi-and-interdisciplinary reader for the general public, and for college/university and high school students in Indigenous/Chicanx/Ethnic Studies and Journalism/ Communications courses, this book includes discussion questions, writing prompts and activities for teachers and students at the end of each decade.
Roberto Rodríguez—Dr. Cintli—is an emeritus associate professor in the Mexican American Studies Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Born in Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles, he is the author of seven books and an award-winning writer and journalist who through the years has written for many publications, including being a nationally syndicated columnist for twelve years (1994-2006), first with Chronicle Features, then with Universal Press Syndicate. His last two books, Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas (2014), and Yolqui: A Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World/ Testimonios on Violence (2019), were published by the University of Arizona Press.Author City: TUCSON, AZ USA