South America

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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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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Brazil Mixture or Massacre? (1979)

Brazil Mixture or Massacre? (1979)

Abdias do Nascimento (March 1914 – May 2011) was a Black thought-leader who truly set the bar for understanding race relations in Brazil and the dynamics of Black life there. This book is a series of essays the explain the contours of the race question in that...

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Blackness without Ethnicity (2003)

Blackness without Ethnicity (2003)

Book Review by Marina Davis This book explores racial classification and the blurring of lines and labels in Brazil. The book starts with a comprehensive introduction chapter that discusses Brazilian culture and ideas about race and how class intersects with race in...

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Africa and the Discovery of America (1922)

Africa and the Discovery of America (1922)

Book review by Marina Davis ESP: Este libro fue un referente sobre la presencia africana en la América Latina precolonial y el catalizador del libro de Ivan Van Sertima 'They Came Before Columbus,' que explora los efectos culturales africanos en América Latina y...

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They Came Before Columbus (1976)

They Came Before Columbus (1976)

Book review by Marina Davis ESP: Este libro explora la historia del contacto de africanos con América Latina antes de la llegada de los europeos. Ivan Van Sertima llegó a este tema a través de "África y el descubrimiento de América", de Leo Weiner, que exploró la...

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