By Jill Toliver Richardson
This book examines modern Afro-Latin@ literature and its depiction of the multifaceted identification encompassing the separate identifications of american citizens and the often-conflicting identities of blacks and Latin@s. The Afro-Latin@ event in modern American Literature and Culture highlights the writers’ goals to outline Afro-Latin@ identification, to rewrite ancient narratives so they comprise the Afro-Latin@ adventure and to depict the quest for belonging. Their writing examines the Afro-Latin@ come across with race in the US and exposes the trauma caused by the ancient violence of colonialism and slavery.
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The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture: Engaging Blackness (Afro-Latin@ Diasporas) by Jill Toliver Richardson