The Latino culture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_culture in the New World is based on either Spanish or Portuguese as the lingua franca with various substrate languages (Maya, Aztec, Inca, traces of tribal languages of the enslaved Africans, etc.) and histories of colonization (by Europeans,) slavery (of Africans,) and immigration (Europeans and Asians,) giving rise to many voices in literature, including the Afro-Latino one.
Afro-Hispanic Literature: The New Frontier of Avant-Garde Criticism by Richard Jackson Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
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Eulalia Bernard: A Caribbean Woman Writer and the Dynamics of Liberation by Ian I. Smart Published by: Asociacion Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispanica Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23022403
Main Themes in Twentieth-Century Afro-Hispanic Caribbean Poetry: A Literary Sociology by Nicole Roberts http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=7659&pc=9 This book redresses an imbalance in Latin American scholarship, arguing for inclusion of more Afro-Hispanic poets in the Caribbean literary canon. The poets are Nancy Morejón, Pedro Pérez Sarduy, Exilia Saldaña, and Efraín Nadereau from Cuba, Aída Cartagena Portalatín, Blas Jiménez and Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso from The Dominican Republic and the Puerto Ricans Mayra Santos Febres and Magaly Quiñones.
Machado de Assis, João da Cruz e Souza, Lima Barreto, Nicolás Guillén, Regino Pedroso, Georgina Herrera, Nancy Morejón, Nelson Estupiñán Bass, Ricardo Palma, Lucía Charún-Illescas, Lucía Charún-Illescas, Felipe Luciano, Joaquín Lenzina, Virginia Brindis de Salas
S.E. Houchins of Bates College said, "Today Afro-Caribbean Costa Rican poet Quince Duncan visited my class at Bates College. Over the next few days he will be discussing the movement among people of African descent in Latin America from /Negro/ to "African Descended." He argues quite persuasively that we should, of course, shed an identity based on color, and he reasons that African Descended works as an "umbrella" name for all ethnicities who share some aspects of culture and history in and from Africa. Further, he told us how populations that had previously bought into the strategies and ideologies of whitening in Latin America (people in Chile, Argentina and Peru) are now identifying themselves as African Descended. Not much of his work is available in English, but his recent book /A Message From Rosa/, a wonderful novel about our diasporic connections, is in a bilingual edition." 25 Feb 2010 11:06:00 -0500 http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Afro-Am&month=10...
I can't believe the price of this anthology. $326.07 for a used book??? http://www.amazon.com/English-Anthology-Afro-Hispanic-Twentieth-Coleccio...