A recent BBC report "Brazil's African Soul" on June 4 states that "African culture brought over during the slave trade still influences modern Salvador in myriad ways, from unique art forms to ongoing social struggles." This is not surprising at all; as Ana Lucia Araujo pointed out in her book Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and… Continue reading Brazil’s African Soul (BBC) – The impact of the slave trade continues
The Latin American studies catalog is now up for LASA 2014! Download it now &/or pick one up at the Cambria Press booth (#209) in the LASA book exhibit hall next week in Chicago! Be sure to check out the new books in the series headed by: Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania): Cambria… Continue reading Latin American Studies catalog now up for LASA 2014
The theme for this year's LASA congress--democracy and memory--is a highly important one which presses scholars to consider critical questions regarding the impact of collective memory and institutional development. From the LASA website, these questions are: Does this past, shaped by collective memories that are themselves constructed of narratives, shared experiences, and interpretations of everyday… Continue reading LASA 2014: Democracy and Memory
Cambria Press is proud to announce a new series, which will be headed by Dr. Román de la Campa, the Edwin B. and Lenore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. The Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures book series will feature high-quality, innovative monographs and edited volumes that constitute… Continue reading Cambria Press NEW SERIES! Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures by Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania)
As promised, Cambria Press announced that there would be a huge announcement made on the heels of the incredibly successful 2013 LASA international congress for Cambria Press, and here it is! Cambria Press is honored to have Dr. Román de la Campa join us as the general editor to spearhead the Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures… Continue reading Cambria Press News: Professor Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania) joins Cambria Press as a series editor!
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… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Review: The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora is “a necessary text for all institutional libraries” and “”a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar”
Cambria Press is pleased to report that the LASA 2013 annual conference in Washington D.C. last week was our busiest yet and exceeded our expectations! There was great interest in our Latin American titles which have earned great reviews, as well as the two series which were highlighted for the LASA conference--Cambria Studies in Slavery:… Continue reading Latin American Studies Association (LASA 2013) Congress in Washington DC Exceeded Expectations!
Cambria Press is pleased to highlight another rave review for one of Ana Lucia Araujo's books, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images. The Journal of Latin American Studies lauds the book because "the scholarly quality of the dozen essays included here is uniformly high" and because "the quality and variety of… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Highlight: Rave Review by the Journal of Latin American Studies for Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade!