"When I Was Puerto Rican" Analytical Essay by BrainC

"When I Was Puerto Rican"
An examination of Esmeralda Santiago's memoir, "When I Was Puerto Rican".
# 53724 | 758 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Nov 24, 2004 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper offers a book review of Santiago's memoir in which she recounts her childhood experiences and assimilation process after arriving in the United States.

From the Paper:

"The very title of the book suggests that the author no longer considered herself Puerto Rican and had severed her ties with a place she would once call home. The fact that author uses past tense in the title makes it clear that Santiago could no longer associate herself and her identity to her homeland. She makes us wonder, "so what happened when she was a Puerto Rican" and thus we read the book to find out why she is not a Puerto Rican anymore and what led to this change of identity."

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