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Puerto Rican writers residing within the usa and writing in English locate themselves astride cultures, languages, and methods of taking a look at existence. additionally they locate units of prejudice: racial, cultural, and linguistic bias within the usa; and rejection from Puerto Rican society. during this bright number of interviews, Hernandez provides images of 14 of the main admired Puerto Rican writers residing within the usa and provides the 1st probability for them to talk without delay approximately their lives and their literary culture. Taken as a complete, the various stories of those writers offer an perception into the consequences of early displacement from a countrywide tradition, and the way perceived prejudice and hostility can breed, in flip, both violence and hate, or a desire to excel and to communicate.

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