Writing Across Borders

Vol. 9, No. 3

Conversations from the post colony

In this issue:

  • 0 read more Mennonite Writing of the Post Colony

    Mennonite Writing of the Post Colony

    by Ann Hostetler

    Sofia Samatar, in our spring 2017 issue (vol. 9, 2), offered a vision of a world Mennonite literature in her essay, The Scope of the Project. The writers for such a literature already exist, Samatar writes, but “like any literature, world Mennonite literature has to be created. That is the daunting truth, the vast scope of this project.”

    This issue on Writing Across Borders offers a sampling of Mennonite Writing from one of the groups included in Samatar’s world vision, namely “the work of minority writers in North America, of black, Latinx, and indigenous Mennonites, whom I include in ...

  • 0 read more My Island, the Mennonites, and Me

    My Island, the Mennonites, and Me

    by Rafael Falcón

    My parents were Catholic, yet they enrolled me in the kindergarten at the Methodist Church alongside the town square. For them, my attendance at this school was more convenient, and there simply were not many other options in our small town in central Puerto Rico. I remember very little from that experience, other than a vague image of taking naps on a blanket in the upstairs loft of the church. I do recall, though, our teacher, an attractive olive-skinned young woman, who treated all of us children very kindly. Even after only one year in her classroom, she would still ...

  • 0 read more Documents and Documentation

    Documents and Documentation

    by Raylene Hinz-Penner

    Excerpts from a writing collaboration with Elizabet Barrios and Elsa Goossen

  • 0 read more In Search of Women's Histories: Crossing Space, Crossing Communities, Crossing Time

    In Search of Women's Histories: Crossing Space, Crossing Communities, Crossing Time

    by Sofia Samatar

    An address prepared for Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries. This conference took place at Eastern Mennonite University in July 2017.