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The Story of Moors in Spain (2016)

The Story of Moors in Spain (2016)

The Story of Moors in Spain (2016) by  June 12, 2020 Written over 100 years ago, this book is eloquently written and highlights what the author perceives as the successes of Moorish leadership of Spain - particularly in light of the period "degradation" that later...

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Zambo Cavero (2018)

Zambo Cavero (2018)

ESP: Este breve libro sobre el cantante afroperuano, Arturo "Zambo" Cavero Velásquez (29 de noviembre de 1940 - 9 de octubre de 2009), es un resumen apropiado para los niños sobre la infancia y la carrera de Zambo. Considerado un contemporáneo de la famosa cantante...

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The Souls of Purgatory (2004)

The Souls of Purgatory (2004)

Eng: The Souls of Purgatory is both a historical analysis and an translated diary. Ursula de Jesus (1604-1966) is an Afro-Peruvian Catholic mystic, who helps souls escape purgatory. Her enslavement in Lima was largely in a convent, where she toiled on behalf of nuns....

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Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005)

Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa (2005)

ENG: This children's picture book focuses on the life of the famed Afro Cuban songstress, Celia Cruz. It begins by talking about her childhood in Havana and her humble beginning. Then, it discusses her early career, as her ambition for music rose alongside her...

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Africa and the Discovery of America (1922)

Africa and the Discovery of America (1922)

Book review by Marina Davis ENG: This book was a landmark book on African presence in pre-colonial Latin America and the catalyst for Ivan Van Sertima’s book They Came Before Columbus, which explores African cultural effects on Latin and Central America stemming from...

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They Came Before Columbus (1976)

They Came Before Columbus (1976)

Book review by Marina Davis ENG: This book explores the history of African contact with Latin America before European arrivals. The subject was introduced to Ivan Van Sertima via “Africa and the Discovery of America” by Leo Weiner, who explored African linguistic...

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Teresa Izquierdo (2019)

Teresa Izquierdo (2019)

ENG: Known as the mother of Peruvian food (colloquially called "Criollo" Cuisine), Teresa Izquierdo is a household name. Luckily, kids that might not know to credit her with their yummy meal will get to learn more about her and her journey to becoming an acclaimed...

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