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Afro-Latino Memoirs and their African American Influences
Trent Masiki, Boston University

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Six Afro-Latino Memoirists That You Should Know (Article)
Title: Six Afro-Latino Memoirists That You Should Know
Abstract: Trent Masiki spent this past summer diving headfirst into studying the influence of African American culture in writings from Afro-Latino and Afro-Latina authors spanning the last century. “Scholars in African American literary studies tend not to read into the Latino literary canons, so they miss these relationships,” says Masiki, an affiliate faculty member at Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and a fellow at Amherst College. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Masiki has been researching memoirs produced by first-and second-generation Afro-Latino immigrants, whose memories and recollections often go unseen in the classic canon of African American literature. Black identity in the United States, Masiki’s work suggests, is more transcultural, transnational, and Latino than typically remembered historically.
Year: 2021
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Format: Magazine
Publisher: Boston University, The Brink