Dirty Girls, German Shepherds, and Puerto Rican <i>Independentistas</i>

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780813030838
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039213 | DOI:
Dirty Girls, German Shepherds, and Puerto Rican Independentistas

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This chapter discusses and addresses the sometimes uneasy fit that Cuban Americans have historically had with the imagined “Latino” collective. It looks at the ways in which various Cuban American writers—including Cristina Garcia, Achy Obejas, Margarita Engle, and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez—have explicitly attempted or, as in Engle's case, more implicitly attempted, to address and negotiate a relationship between Cuban Americans and a panethnic Latino whole.

Keywords: Cuban Americans; Latino collective; writers; panethnic; relationship; Latino whole; Cristina Garcia; Achy Obejas; Margarita Engle; Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Chapter.  16228 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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