Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identityby Juan Flores, Jean Franco (Introduction)
A collection of the essays on history, literature and culture by the most celebrated commentator on Puerto Rican and Caribbean culture in the United States, the winner of the Casa de las Americas award for his monograph on Puerto Rican identity. Included are: "Puerto Rican Literature in the United States: Stages and Perspectives", "Divided Arrival: Narratives of the Puerto Rican Migration, 1920-1950", "Rappin', Writin', and Breakin'"," Living Borders/Buscando America: Languages of Latino Self Formation" and many others. Divided Borders is an invaluable addition to the dialog which leads to the forging of a U.S. Hispanic identity.
"Divided Borders is one of the most stimulating books about Puerto Ricans written anywhere in the past decade. Regarding the growth and direction of the Puerto Rican and Latino presence in the United States it has no competition".
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