Grande’s brilliant novel adds another voice to the chorus of songs and stories of the San Patricios, reminding us that we can come together with others against oppression and marginalization, that we can share with them in unity, love, and victory
‘Despertar’ by the all-Latina punk band Ratas En Zelo is a visceral yet bouncy, angry but upbeat album that reminds us of the ideals that punk was founded on: confronting an unjust society that feeds on exploitation.
For author Grisel Yolanda Acosta, as an Afro-Latina in the U.S., she has always embodied this idea of punk: that which doesn’t conform to the strictures and norms dictated by American society, nor to those expectations of what it means to be Latinx and Black.
Panamanian American author Cristina Henríquez’s novel tackles immigration issues that still have valence today, but complicates the stereotypical narrative of Mexican immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally that often dominates Latinx immigration stories in popular media.
It is from a germinal line about silencing those who resist stereotypes and restrictions placed on identity that Black Honduran author and founder of the Bronx is Reading, Saraciea J. Fennell, builds this remarkable anthology.
John Murillo’s ‘Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry’ does what all great poetry should: it cuts into our lives, infiltrates all the spaces of our thinking.
‘Postcolonial Love Poem’ is a stark reminder, a much-needed one, of the struggles Indigenous folks are still grappling with.