Cambria Press congratulates Antonio Olliz Boyd on another great review of his book The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora: Ethnogenesis in Context by the journal New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, which praises the book because the author “offers a new way to approach critical race theory.And he takes a great leap forward when he includes the results of his study, among the Gã in the village of Tabom, of the impact that the Afro Brazilian returnees had on Africans after four centuries of slavery and colonialism.” By doing so, the study “introduces a new type of aesthetic to the discourse on the Afro Hispanic experience.”
The journal review goes on to recommend the book because it also “affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies,” deeming the book “a necessary text for all institutional libraries” and “a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies.” The review also adds that “it could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields.”
Not surprisingly, this book was very well received at the recent 2013 LASA conference in Washington DC.
Professors, if you would like to use this for your class, refer your librarian to the Cambria Press Desk Copy Plus Program that helps you get free versions for your students!
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