Return guest! Jamie Figueroa, MOTHER ISLAND: A Daughter Claims Puerto Rico

Published: July 11, 2024, 4 a.m.


Critically acclaimed author (and repeat podcast guest!) Jamie Figueroa joins Zibby to discuss MOTHER ISLAND, a poignant, lushly written memoir about a Puerto Rican woman\\u2019s relationship with home, lineage, and selfhood. Jamie reflects on her career as a massage therapist and its profound influence on her storytelling. She also shares what it was like to connect with her Puerto Rican community, examine her mother\\u2019s life and their relationship, and put a very complex family history on paper.

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