The Spiritual Diary of a Seventeenth-Century Afro-Peruvian Mystic, Ursula de Jesús
Edited by Nancy van Deusen
Translated by Nancy van Deusen
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-2828-1 September 2004
This translation of part of the diary of a 17th century Peruvian mystic includes the convent life of slaves and former slaves and baroque Catholic spiritual experiences from the perspective of a woman of color.
Madam Millie contains sordid details and frank language that will make many readers blush. It is unvarnished language, as recorded directly from Millie by Max Evans over a period of almost twenty years. It presents a complete picture of the business of prostitution as it was practiced in the west from the late 1920s to the mid 1970s, told by the most successful madam in the business.