A collection of 12 essays that focus on overarching themes of race, culture, and the tenuous construction of identity, From Our Land to Our Land explores how these concepts have evolved, often by colonialist force, in the volatile history of the United States.
Rodriguez has a distinctly inspiring passion and wisdom in his approach. As he reminds us in the first essay, “The End of Belonging,” “I’m writing as a Native person. I’m writing as a poet. I’m writing as a revolutionary working class organizer and thinker who has traversed life journeys from which incredible experiences, missteps, plights, and victories have marked the way... I belong anywhere.”
From Our Land to Our Land captures this same fantastic energy and wisdom found in all of Rodriguez's work, inspiring not only discussion of acceptance and belonging, but offering an antidote to the harsh binaries found in a culture shaped by xenophobia and intolerance.