Category: Latinx

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#DignidadLiteraria

by Hector Acosta By now you’re all probably acquainted with the American Dirt debacle. In case you’re not, let me direct you to Myriam Gurba’s fantastic review of the book, which breaks down how the novel and its author, Jeanine Cummins, failed its readers with its portrayal of Mexico and those who reside within it....

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Authors in the Latino Community You Probably Haven’t Heard Of … But Should Read

J. L. Ortiz Diaz Being Latino can be described as many things. We’re multilingual, friendly and we love to party. Our culture is rich and diverse, our food is full of flavor and our grandparents like to hide the sewing tools in cookie containers. That might seem odd to some, but it’s what makes us...

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Recent Latina Books Inspired by Folklore and Mythology

by Margaret Kingsbury Writers use folklore in many ways. In the past, Latina writers like Isabel Allende and Laura Esquivel wove folklore into beautiful, magical realism landscapes. Their works are dreamy and nostalgic. Recent Latina writers–like Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Samanta Schweblin, Carmen Maria Machado, Anne-Marie McLemore, among others–use folklore and mythology in more subvervise...