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Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes

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Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes

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"Eminently worthy of acclaim." --Vogue (The Best Books of 2022 So Far)

An intimate exploration of motherhood, Linea Nigra approaches the worries and joys of childbearing from a diverse range of inspirations and traditions, from Louise Bourgeois to Ursula K. Le Guin to the indigenous Nahua model Luz Jim nez. Part memoir and part manifesto, Barrera's singular insights, delivered in candid prose, clarify motherhood while also cherishing the mysteries of the body.

Writing through her first pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, and young motherhood, Barrera embraces the subject fully, making lucid connections between maternity, earthquakes, lunar eclipses, and creative labor. Inspired by the author's own mother's painting practice, Linea Nigra concludes with an impassioned call: childbearing is art, and art is childbearing.

ISBN: 9781949641585

ISBN-10: 9781949641585

Publisher: Two Lines Press

Publication Date: 11/07/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/07/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 184

Language: English

Categories

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Personal Memoirs

Essays