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message 1: by Suyapa (new)

Suyapa  (baako_luna) | 3 comments Hi, few days ago.. I did a search on Black Latin American writers.. but I didn't find to many, jut the ones I already knew.. but I found this blog and the writer of the blog( had this list..

Nicolas Guillen - n Afro-Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.ás_...

Nancy Morejon - She discusses the mythology of the Cuban nation, and the relation of the blacks of Cuba within that nation. She also voices the situation of women in her within her society, expressing the feminism (as well as the racial integration) of the Cuban revolution by making black women central protagonists in her poems, most notably in the widely anthologized Mujer Negra (Black Woman).

Quince Duncan - He is regarded as Costa Rica's first Afro-Caribbean writer in the Spanish language. His works typically concern the Afro-caribbean population living on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast, particularly around the city of Puerto Limón. His novels and short stories have been awarded Costa Rica's Premio Nacional de Literatura and Premio Editorial Costa Rica. He has also published a novel in English, A Message from
Discipline: Fiction (novels/short stories)

Eulalia Bernard - born in 1935, represents "the historical trajectory of the experience of West Indian blacks in Costa Rica – Poetry

Carlos Guillermo Wilson - Black Cubena's Thoughts (Coleccion Ebano Y Canela), Panama, Fiction (novelist/short story)

Virginia Brindis de Salas - was a poet of the black community of Uruguay. Her writings made her, along with Pilar Barrios, one of the few published Uruguayan women poets. Poetry

Nelson Estupiñán Bass - the renowned Afro-- Ecuadorian writer, winner of national and international honors and awards for his outstanding and voluminous interpretations of African culture in the American diaspora and nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, died in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 1, 2002. In response to an invitation by Penn State University, Capital College in Middletown, Nelson and his wife, the novelist Argentina Chiriboga, traveled to that campus to give a series of lectures on Afro-- Ecuadorian culture and to interact with the Hispanic community of the region. Poetry, essay

Evelio Grillo - Evelio Grillo, author of BLACK CUBAN, BLACK AMERICAN (Arte Público Press, 2000) - Memoir

Piri Thomas - Born Juan Pedro Tomás, of Puerto Rican and Cuban parents in New York City's Spanish Harlem in 1928, Piri Thomas began his struggle for survival, identity, and recognition at an early age. The vicious street environment of poverty, racism, and street crime took its toll and he served seven years of nightmarish incarceration at hard labor. But, with the knowledge that he had not been born a criminal, he rose above his violent background of drugs and gang warfare, and he vowed to use his street and prison know-how to reach hard core youth and turn them away from a life of crime. Cuba and US by way of Puerto Rico. Memoir

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874 – 1938) Puerto Rican historian, writer, and activist in the United States who researched and raised awareness of the great contributions that Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Americans have made to society. US (Puerto Rico). Historian and general badassness with a pen.

Maybe we can make the list longer.. if you know other Afro-Latino writers that aren't in this list..

message 2: by Dahlma (last edited Jul 01, 2011 04:26PM) (new)

Dahlma (carisa49) | 6 comments Good start. Off the top of my head I would add Junot Diaz, Loida Maritza Perez, Nelly Rosario (all Dominican) and Maria Santos-Febres (Puerto Rican), Ernesto Quinonez and Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa (all Puerto Rican). All write about the Latino experience in urban America as well as on their homelands.

message 3: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (brandimw) | 6 comments Great! I've read some of their works and I'm excited to try some of the new ones. Other Afro-Latino/Latin American authors I'd add are Manuel Zapata Olivella and Mary Grueso Romero (Colombian).

The Afro-Librarians (afrolibrarians) | 1 comments This is great info! Bookmarking !

message 5: by Tania (new)

Tania (matrixgyal) | 1 comments Baako....Thank you so much for this information!! You're inspiring... :)

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