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Kickstarters to Watch: 'A Bridge of Hope and Light' at the Tense Border Between Dominican Republic and Haiti

Border of Lights is a collection of individuals influenced by the Haitian and Dominican diaspora and moved to shed light on the injustices felt by Dominicans of Haitian descent dwelling in the Dominican Republic.
Lilith’s Brood Series, Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago, Octavia Butler

'This is How You Lose Her' and 'Queen of America' - Latino Millennials Recommend the Best Books for Summer Reading

Enjoying a good book can be so rewarding: Imaginative stories can liven up long commutes, offer peace during restless hours and provide entertainment through the interpretation and exploration of text. And Latinos love reading; it’s evident from the countless books written by Latinos that are filling up the shelves in libraries and bookstores.
Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz on Immigration, Assimilation, President Obama and Language

When it comes to reality -- life off of the page -- the MIT professor, Pulitzer Prize winner and compulsive reader Junot Díaz still flourishes. Díaz recently shared his thoughts on immigration, activism, advocacy and cultural identity in an email interview with Latin Post; the author's answers are as bold and astounding as one might expect from the frank novelist. "I'm an activist before I'm a writer. That's about as much as I can say without sounding ridiculous," said Díaz, who's been extremely vocal about the "sentencia" and stateless Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
Junot Diaz

Heroism, Dominican Complexity & the Importance of Reading as a Writer: Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Díaz Talks Individuality and Identity [Part I]

Editors at Bomb Magazine published a terrific literary exchange between the stellar Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat and the Dominican frontrunner for well-written and finely-crafted fiction, Junot Díaz. The introduction to the article made a compelling statement, remarking that if Marvel Comics had gotten their hands on Oscar Wao (the lead from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), then he "would have been a hero." A novel idea... in fact, one might imagine the same might occur if Marvel got its hands on Díaz. However, Díaz would undoubtedly disagree.
Alisa Valdez

Junot Diaz and the New York Literary Industry Discussed in Alisa Valdes' Recent Article

Junot Díaz, famed Dominican-American Pulitzer Prize winner, has written short stories and novels, and is best known for his works The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Drown, and This Is How You Lose Her.

Junot Diaz & Others React to the Denationalization of Haitians/Haitian-Dominicans in the Dominican Republic

Denationalization of Haitians and Haitian-Dominican citizens in the Dominican Republic has exposed the hate, apathy, and possible xenophobia within the community.

Junot Diaz & Others React to the Denationalization of Haitians/Haitian-Dominicans in the Dominican Republic

Denationalization of Haitians and Haitian-Dominican citizens in the Dominican Republic has exposed the hate, apathy, and possible xenophobia within the community.
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