The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture

Engaging Blackness

  • Jill Toliver Richardson

Part of the Afro-Latin@ Diasporas book series (ALD)

About this book

Introduction

This book examines contemporary Afro-Latin@ literature and its depiction of the multifaceted identity encompassing the separate identifications of Americans and the often-conflicting identities of blacks and Latin@s.  The Afro-Latin@ Experience in Contemporary American Literature and Culture highlights the writers’ aims to define Afro-Latin@ identity, to rewrite historical narratives so that they include the Afro-Latin@ experience and to depict the search for belonging.  Their writing examines the Afro-Latin@ encounter with race within the US and exposes the trauma resulting from the historical violence of colonialism and slavery. 

 

 

Keywords

Latino Studies Latino/a literature Afro-Latino studies Caribbean Studies Caribbean literature Dominican literature

Authors and affiliations

  • Jill Toliver Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishBorough of Manhattan Community CollegeBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31921-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31920-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31921-6
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