Albuquerque : coming back to the U.S.A. / Margaret Randall.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Vancouver, Canada : New Star Books, c1986.Description: 350 pages : black and white illustrations and portraits ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 0919573525 (cloth)
  • 0919573533 (pbk.)
Other title:
  • Albuquerque : coming back to the United States of America [Other title]
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 811/.54 B 19
LOC classification:
  • PS 3535 .A56277 Z463 1986
Online resources: Summary: "After living and working in revolutionary Latin America for nearly a quarter century, political writer, poet and photographer Margaret Randall came home to the United States. She is now fighting government moves to deny her citizenship and expel her from the U.S., where she was born and grew up and where her family still lives. Albuquerque is the story of her re-entry into North American life. Her multimedia response to the U.S.A of the 1980s is at once intimate and analytic. The poems, prose, journal entries and photographs of this year-long account offer wide-ranging reflections on U.S. public life from rock videos to Reaganism. But as well, she provides a powerful evocation of the American landscape, of a woman's experience of herself in America, reminisces of her adolescence in New Mexico, and a country-wide tour in which she touches and is touched by the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people from Yakima, Washington to New York City. Albuquerque is a unique and experimental work about politics, media, creativity and womanhood." - From back cover.
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The book is comprised of journal and diary entries, poetry, prose, and photos, and is organized in such a way that months serve as chronological "chapters".

"On October 2, 1985, the Immigration and Naturalization Service denied Margaret Randall resident status, stating: 'Her writings go far beyond mere dissent, disagreement with, or criticism of the United States or its policies.' She was given twenty-eight days to leave the country. A first challenge to that decision was heard by an INS judge on March 17, 1986. In support of Randall, the Center for Constitutional Rights and a group of American writers - including Alice Walker, Norman Mailer, Grace Paley, and Kurt Vonnegut - have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse the INS decision, and also challenging the constitutionality of the sections of the immigration law which allow the INS to exclude or deport foreigners for their political opinions. Rounds of appeals and legal challenges could delay the outcome of her case for some years." - Text from the end of the book.

"With the support of many well-known writers and others, Randall won a Board of Immigration Appeals case in 1989 ordering the INS to grant her adjustment of status to permanent residence and restoration of citizenship." - From Wikipedia.

"After living and working in revolutionary Latin America for nearly a quarter century, political writer, poet and photographer Margaret Randall came home to the United States. She is now fighting government moves to deny her citizenship and expel her from the U.S., where she was born and grew up and where her family still lives. Albuquerque is the story of her re-entry into North American life. Her multimedia response to the U.S.A of the 1980s is at once intimate and analytic. The poems, prose, journal entries and photographs of this year-long account offer wide-ranging reflections on U.S. public life from rock videos to Reaganism. But as well, she provides a powerful evocation of the American landscape, of a woman's experience of herself in America, reminisces of her adolescence in New Mexico, and a country-wide tour in which she touches and is touched by the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people from Yakima, Washington to New York City. Albuquerque is a unique and experimental work about politics, media, creativity and womanhood." - From back cover.

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