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Chocolate City Latina

104 pages
6 x 9
Trade paper
November 2005

Chocolate City Latina

by Esperanza Malavé Cintrón

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Ride the entwined rhythms of doo-wop salsa through decades of celebration and confrontation in this lyric portrait of Midwest mestizos, a scared, sacred, soaring interface between the author’s Puerto Rican self and her African-American self.

"An insightful chronicle of… the triumphant survival ethos of a Latina growing up in urban America. A must read."
Jorge L. Chinea, Associate Professor of Latino and Latin American History, Wayne State University

"An important collection… that speaks to biculturality and biraciality in poignant, powerful and haunting ways."
Cecilia Rodriguez Milanés, Associate Professor Latino/a Literature,
Univ. of Central Florida