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10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

Yolanda-Arroyo-Pizaarro

 

 

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.

 

 

 

dalhma

 

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.

 

Raquel-Cepeda

 

 

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-Cardenas

 

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

 

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!