Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, by their own father to pick cotton in California's Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation.
An always-fascinating series of conversations and performances by artists, writers, and musicians like Deborah Harry and Flea, November’s Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF features Lindy West, author, comedian and creator of Shrill, the Hulu hit series based on her memoir. Here she’ll discuss the current sociopolitical landscape she hilariously skewers in her latest book, The Witches Are Coming.