Bailando en silencio: escenas de una niñez puertorriqueña


Personal short stories and poems by Judith Ortiz Cofer represent a bicultural, bilingual life.

by Judith Ortiz Cofer

ISBN: 978-1-55885-205-1
Publication Date: 1997
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Piñata Books

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Silent Dancing is a personal narrative made up of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s recollections of the bilingual-bicultural childhood that forged her personality as a writer and artist. The daughter of a Navy man, Ortiz Cofer was born in Puerto Rico and spent her childhood shuttling between the small island of her birth and New Jersey. In fluid and incisive prose, as well as in the poems that elaborate the narrative, Ortiz Cofer has created an important addition to women’s and Hispanic literature.

Silent Dancing has been awarded the 1991 PEN/Martha Albrand Special Citation for Nonfiction and has been selected for The New York Public Library’s 1991 Best Books for the Teen Age.