Ana Castillo's book "Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me" was originally to be called "My Mother's Mexico," but it morphed into a collection of personal essays and memoir essays collected from the last 2 decades. The title of the book was inspired by a mariachi ballad "Paloma Negra," which Ana's mother used to sing around the house. Ana later saw "Paloma Negra / Black Dove" to mean "black sheep," which is how she, and later her son, felt. She joins us to share stories from her youth and about her experiences raising a son as a single mother.
Aired Oct. 16, 2016