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Monday, February 23, 2009

Where the Ox Does Not Plow - Peña

Where the Ox Does Not Plow

A Bimusical Mind

Review by Sarah Wimer | February 20, 2009 | Books & the Culture

The review begins:  "Like many Mexican-Americans from South Texas, Manuel Peña's family survived hard times working as migrant agricultural laborers. What makes Peña's story singular is that after becoming the first member of his immediate family to continue school past eighth grade, he went on to earn a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and join the humanities faculty at California State University at Fresno."


Read more of Wimer's review at The Texas Observer 

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