Let’s Talk About Your Wall

Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis

Major writers from Mexico weigh in on U.S. immigration policy, from harrowing migrant journeys to immigrant detention to the life beyond the wall

Despite the extensive coverage in the U.S. media of the southern border and Donald Trump’s proposed wall, most English speakers have had little access to the multitude of perspectives from Mexico on the ongoing crisis. Celebrated novelist Carmen Boullosa (author of Texas and Before) and Alberto Quintero redress this imbalance with this collection of essays—translated into English for the first time—drawing on writing by journalists, novelists, and documentary-makers who are Mexican or based in Mexico. Contributors include the award-winning author Valeria Luiselli, whose Tell Me How It Ends is the go-to book on the child migrant crisis, and the novelist Yuri Herrera, author of the highly acclaimed Signs Preceding the End of the World.

Let’s Talk About Your Wall uses Trump’s wall as a starting point to discuss important questions, including the history of U.S.-Mexican relations, and questions of sovereignty, citizenship, and borders. An essential resource for anyone seeking to form a well-grounded opinion on one of the central issues of our day, Let’s Talk About Your Wall provides a fierce and compelling counterpoint to the racist bigotry and irrational fear that consumes the debate over immigration, and a powerful symbol of opposition to exclusion and hate.


“A welcome, necessary rejoinder to critics of border policy on this side of the line.”
Kirkus Reviews
“A powerful and necessary collection for our current moment.”
Ms. magazine
“As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, Let’s Talk About Your Wall: Mexican Writers Respond to the Immigration Crisis is an impressively timely and much needed contribution to the ongoing national discussion around American immigration policies, practices, and needed reforms.”
Midwest Book Review

News and Reviews


Listen to an interview with co-editor Carmen Boullosa on SkyLit, a podcast from indie bookstore Skylight Books.


Read an excerpt from Let’s Talk About Your Wall in Bomb magazine.

Goodreads Reviews