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Watch: Bill Moyers Discusses "Life on the Border" With Mexican-American Novelist Luis Alberto Urrea

 
 
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On yesterday's episode of Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers sat down with novelist Luis Alberto Urrea, "whose life is the stuff of great novels." Via the Moyers & Companywebsite:

Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird’s DaughterThe Devil’s Highway, and his latest, Queen of America — each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations.

Three of Urrea’s books were among scores of others removed from classrooms earlier this year when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies on the accusation it was “divisive.” But there’s no ban on ideas in Bill’s studio, and Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that episode as he unfolds the modern reality of life on the border.

Watch the full episode with Urrea below.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at May 5, 2012, 4:37am

 
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