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By Stephanie Elizondo Griest

After a decade of chasing tales around the world, intrepid shuttle author Stephanie Elizondo Griest the magnetic pull home--only to find that her local South Texas have been significantly remodeled in her absence. Ravaged via drug wars and barricaded by way of an eighteen-foot metal wall, her ancestral land had develop into the nation's most desirable crossing flooring for undocumented employees, lots of whom perished alongside the best way. The frequency of those tragedies appeared like a bad accident, sooner than Elizondo Griest moved to the hot York / Canada borderlands. as soon as she started to meet Mohawks from the Akwesasne country, besides the fact that, she famous awesome parallels to existence at the southern border. Having misplaced their land via devious treaties, their mom tongues at English-only faculties, and their conventional occupations via capitalist ventures, Tejanos and Mohawks alike fight lower than the legacy of colonialism. poisonous industries encompass their neighborhoods whereas the U.S. Border Patrol militarizes them. battling those forces are legions of artists and activists dedicated to holding their indigenous cultures. complicated trust structures, in the meantime, conjure miracles. In All the brokers and Saints, Elizondo Griest weaves seven years of news right into a meditation at the existential impression of foreign borderlines by means of illuminating the areas in among and the folk who stay there.

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