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10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know




Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro is a Puerto Rican author whose work has been published in various countries. Titles include: Negras: Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women, Violeta, and Las Negras.






Puerto Rican author Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa is best known for her book Daughters of the Stone. It tells the story of women enduring crisis and eventually forming a connection.





Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina is the story of Dominican Raquel Cepeda recalling the memories of her childhood while using DNA testing to learn more about her identity and genetic history.






Teresa Cárdenas is an Afro-Cuban author. Her book Letters To My Mother is about an Afro-Cuban girl who writes letters to her deceased mother, sharing many of her experiences including being teased because of her dark skin.





Dr. Marta Moreno Vega is the writer and editor of Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora, an assortment of personal stories from Afro-Descendent women of various Latin American countries, alongside Marinieves Alba and Yvette Modestin





Who are your favorite Afro-Latina authors? Share them with us in the comments section, below. 

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  • Red Cat

    This is a great list. Thank you!