Los Angeles: Chicano Studies Center, UCLA, 1971. Paperback. 100p., 12x9 inches landscape format, mixed Spanish/English text, preface, illustrations, personal inscription signed by the poet, wear and soiling to covers with a bump and a repaired tear to head of spine panel, some thumb-soil to text edges, a good-only first edition paperback in tan wraps with red and mustard cover design.
Alurista's 100 poems serve as a manifesto for Chicanismo -- social protest and barrio life, his Mexican origins, and the interaction between the dominant Anglo culture and the social experience of Mexican Americans. Alurista co-founded MechA; Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán. His first book.