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10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

10-Afro-Latina-Authors-AintILatina.comThe Afro-Latina experience is one that is so specific, yet differs from country to country. One thing that remains the same is an Afro-Latina author’s ability to share her story and offer a sense of relatability for readers. The authors below have shared our stories in various ways; stories that continue to unite us, and let us know we are not alone in our struggles.

 

Veronica-Chambers

 

 

 

Veronica Chambers is best known for her memoir, Mama’s Girl. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, her writing often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

sulma-arzu-brown

 

 

Sulma Arzu-Brown is the author of the recently released, Bad Hair Does Not Exist. As a proud Garifuna woman from Honduras, Sulma uses her words to encourage girls to love themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

Ynanna-Djehuty

 

 

Ynanna Djehunty’s Hija de Mi Madre is a combination of her personal experiences as an Afro-Dominican and historical standards that shape identity in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

Marshalla-Ramos

 

 

Marshalla Ramos wrote Isabella’s Hair and How She Learned to Love It as a direct response to self-image and natural hair issues that many Afro-Latinas face.

 

 

Mayra-Santos-Febres

 

Mayra Santos Febres is a Puerto Rican author who focuses on Diaspora identity, feminine sexuality and erotica. Titles include: Sirena Selena, Our Lady of the Night, and Fe en Disfraz.

 

 

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  • Red Cat

    This is a great list. Thank you!