Remedios is a prose poetry retelling of the history of the Atlantic world, from Arabia to the Dakotas, from the Andes to Angola, the story of Puerto Rian women and our kin in all the cultures we come from, and whose borders we have touched. Beginning in prehistory and ending in 1954, Remedios is a rich collage of prose poetry vignettes, a multitude of voices, including those of medicinal plants, for this is medicinal history, a healing narrative of reclaimed memory.
"There is no other book like Remedios. It is history, anthropology, poetry and myth; it is a song and a prayer. Aurora Levins Morales is a Jewish Latina curandera who embraces diverse legacies with passion and eloquence. In stories so beautifully told they soar off the page...she offers us remedies that heal our bodies and souls and feed the spirits of our many forgotten ancestors. How generously she nourishes us with ginger, mint and maguey, but also with memorie sof terrible sorrow and gorgeous joy; so we will always be grateful for the sturggles of the women who came before us, giving us the life we must learn to cherish each day." Ruth Behar, author of The Vulnerable Observer