A Cosmos of Bodies: On Jazmina Barrera’s “Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes”

JULY 2, 2022 “THE PLACE OF women,” according to Mexico beliefs, is in the west, the evening sky. Mothers who died during childbirth were revered as “a mochihuaquetzea courageous woman, or a cihuateteo, a divine woman.” Their body parts were coveted by warriors, carried into battle offering strength, offering life. In her new book, Linea … Read more