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By Stephanie Elizondo Griest

After a decade of chasing tales world wide, intrepid trip author Stephanie Elizondo Griest the magnetic pull home--only to find that her local South Texas have been appreciably reworked in her absence. Ravaged via drug wars and barricaded by way of an eighteen-foot metal wall, her ancestral land had turn into the nation's ideal crossing floor for undocumented employees, a lot of whom perished alongside the best way. The frequency of those tragedies gave the look of a negative twist of fate, sooner than Elizondo Griest moved to the recent York / Canada borderlands. as soon as she started to meet Mohawks from the Akwesasne state, besides the fact that, she well-known amazing parallels to lifestyles 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 below the legacy of colonialism. poisonous industries encompass their neighborhoods whereas the U.S. Border Patrol militarizes them. struggling with those forces are legions of artists and activists dedicated to holding their indigenous cultures. complicated trust platforms, in the meantime, conjure miracles. In All the brokers and Saints, Elizondo Griest weaves seven years of reports right into a meditation at the existential effect of overseas borderlines via illuminating the areas in among and the folk who dwell there.

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