9 Books That Bring The Afro-Latino Experience To The Forefront

Afro-Latino scribes like bestselling authors Junot Díaz and Veronica Chambers have captured the voices of their community on paper, ushering Afro-Latino literature out of a history of invisibility within a nation that continues to grapple with the inextricable identity of black Latinos.

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While several works have spanned decades as others are making their way out of oblivion, the titles featured on this list speak to the necessity of an ever-growing group of Afro-Latino writers committed to pushing the narrative of their community beyond the limits of underrepresentation.

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Take a look above, and tell us about your favorite reads below.