Casi una Mujer (Texto Completo) [Almost a Woman ]

  • by Esmeralda Santiago
  • Narrated by Esmeralda Santiago
  • 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From a three-room apartment in Brooklyn, occupied by 10 family members, Esmeralda Santiago begins a journey that is both a triumphant struggle for identity and independence, and a mother's worst nightmare. Challenged by language barriers, cultural stereotypes, and the fiercely protective Mami, Santiago continues the rollicking ascent she began in When I Was Puerto Rican. By day, she perfects the role of Cleopatra at Performing Arts High School and interprets for the family at city welfare offices. At night, she accompanies her mother and sisters to Latin dance halls - but on such a strict leash that she has her first date at the age of 20. Undaunted, she makes up for lost time in a romantic apprenticeship at once hilarious and heartbreaking.Note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Este audiolibro es en Espanol.


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Customer Reviews

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wonderful and absorbing autobiography

Santiago writes beautifully and with insight. Her depiction of the life of young Puerto Rican immigrant is deftly told, absorbing and poignant.
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- E. Dalton

Buen libro, pero el autor usa demasiados detalles.

The narrator is a bit flat on the narration, but overall it is a good story.
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- Roxy Antonio

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books