Juan Flores and Miriam Jiménez Román - “The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States”

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Afro-Latin@ Reader focuses attention on a large, vibrant, yet oddly invisible community in the United States: people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean. The presence of Afro-Latin@s in the United States (and throughout the Americas) belies the notion that Blacks and Latin@s are two distinct categories or cultures....


The Afro-Latin@ Reader presents a kaleidoscopic view of Black Latin@s in the United States. It addresses history, music, gender, class, and media representations in more than sixty selections, including scholarly essays, memoirs, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, short stories, and interviews.”

(Duke University Press)


Copies of “The Afro-Latin@ Reader” will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of the Harvard Book Store.


Introduction by Glenda Carpio

Professor of African and African American Studies and of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University

Free and open to the public.  Please feel free to bring a lunch.

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