Borderlands la frontera the new mestiza is a 1987 semi autobiographical work by gloria e anzaldua that examines the chicano and latino experience through the lens of issues such as gender identity race and colonialism borderlands is considered to be anzalduas most well known work and a pioneering piece of chicana literature in an interview anzaldua claims to have drawn . Borderlands la frontera the new mestiza by gloria e anzaldua sonia saldivar hull introduction 432 rating details 9621 ratings 419 reviews anzaldua a chicana native of texas explores in prose and poetry the murky precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages. Summary in la conciencia de la mestiza towards a new consciousness anzaldua concludes the prose section of borderlands la frontera by describing what she calls a new mestiza consciousness 77 this consciousness is a way of seeing the world rooted in the mexican philosophical valorization of mixed race identity and reshaped by a feminist worldview. Borderlands la frontera the new mestiza summary borderlands la frontera is divided into two parts the first crossing borders is written mostly in prose and moves between memoir and critical theory interspersed occasionally with poetry and quotations from other thinkers poets and singers anzaldua also switches between spanish
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