Lima :: Limon, Natalie Scenters-Zapico
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Lima :: Limon

Author: Natalie Scenters-Zapico

Narrator: Kyla Garcia

Unabridged: 1 hr 20 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Highbridge Audio

Published: 09/03/2019

Genre: Poetry - American - Hispanic American


In her striking second collection, Natalie Scenters-Zapico sets her unflinching gaze once again on the borders of things. Lima :: Limon illuminates both the sweet and the sour of the immigrant experience, of life as a woman in the US and Mexico, and of the politics of the present day. Drawing inspiration from the music of her childhood, her lyrical poems focus on the often-tested resilience of women. Scenters-Zapico writes heartbreakingly about domestic violence and its toxic duality of macho versus hembra, of masculinity versus femininity, and throws into harsh relief the all-too-normalized pain that women endure. Her sharp verse and intense anecdotes brand her poems into the listener; images like the Virgin Mary crying glass tears and a border fence that leaves never-healing scars intertwine as she stares down femicide and gang violence alike. Unflinching, Scenters-Zapico highlights the hardships and stigma immigrants face on both sides of the border, her desire to create change shining through in every line. Lima :: Limon is grounding and urgent, a collection that speaks out against violence and works toward healing.

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