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The Resource Daughters of the stone, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Daughters of the stone, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Label
Daughters of the stone
Title
Daughters of the stone
Statement of responsibility
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's the mid-1800s in colonial Puerto Rico. Fela is brought from Africa to work as a seamstress at a sugar plantation. Her former mistress had her tongue cut out, so she cannot speak. But she is very skilled with a needle and thread, a talent her new mistress will happily exploit. Fela carries a special stone with her; before she and her husband were separated, they performed a tribal ceremony which poured the essence of their unborn child into the stone. She is biding her time, waiting for the chance to finish what she started. So when the plantation owner approaches her, Fela allows him to act out his desires. She becomes pregnant and gives birth to Mati, who will become a powerful curandera. Such is the beginning of this matriarchy. The stone becomes meaningful to each of the women, pulling them through times of crisis. Finally, Carisa, born and raised in New York City, becomes the one to write down the stories of her family, many of them forgotten or shifted aside, and repair the hurts of the past."--B.I.P
Summary
A tale spanning five generations of a family of African-Puerto Rican women finds mute seamstress Fela working in colonial Puerto Rico and drawing on her tribal beliefs to enable the birth of a daughter who becomes a powerful curandera
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331556
Cataloging source
DLC
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Llanos-Figueroa, Dahlma
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.L36
LC item number
D38 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plantation life
  • Puerto Rico
  • Women
  • Matriarchy
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Daughters of the stone, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn316019173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780312539269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013474
System control number
(OCoLC)316019173
Label
Daughters of the stone, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Publication
Control code
ocn316019173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
323 p.
Isbn
9780312539269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009013474
System control number
(OCoLC)316019173

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