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Broward College Commemorates Latino Books Month

Broward College Commemorates Latino Books Month
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 2, 2014) – The recent passing of Nobel prize-winning Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez exposed English-speaking and global audiences to many Latin American and Latino writers. To commemorate not only Márquez’s lasting influence and impact, but also Latino Books Month, celebrated annually since 2004 and sponsored by the Associated of American Publishers, Broward College Assistant English Professor and 2014 Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient Nicolas Mansito, Ph.D., is encouraging the community to introduce more Latino voices to their personal reading selections.
Mansito compiled a list of selections that are easily accessible and widely available to the general public, including -
Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) / “Cien Años de Soledad” (Vintage Español)
Mario Vargas Llosa’s “The Feast of the Goat” (Picador) / “La Fiesta Del Chivo” (Punto de Lectura)
Isabel Allende’s “Ripper: A Novel” (Harper Collins) /  “El Juego de Ripper” (Vintage Español)
Pablo Neruda’s “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair” (Bilingual Version, Penguin Classics)
Jorge Luis Borges’s “Labyrinths” (New Directions Paperbook)
Julio Cortázar’s “Hopscotch” (Pantheon Modern Writers Series) / “Rayuela” (Palabras Mayores)
Carlos Fuentes’s “The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel” (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) / “La Muerte de Artemio Cruz” (Punto de Lectura)
Octavio Paz’s “The Labyrinth of Solitude” (Grove Press)
“The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987” (Bilingual Version, New Directions)
Mexican-American (Chicano):
Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” (Warner Books)
Alejo Carpentier’s “Explosion in a Cathedral” (University of Minnesota Press)
Cecilia Valdés’s “El Angel Hill” (Oxford University Press) / “La Loma del Angel” (Stockcero)
Sandra Cisneros’s “The House on Mango Street” (Vintage) / “La Casa en Mango Street” (Vintage Español)
Achy Obejas “Ruins” (Akashic Books)
Junot Diaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (Riverhead Trade) / “La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao” (Vintage Español)
Puerto Rico
Ernesto Quiñonez’s “Bodega Dreams: A Novel” (Vintage)
Esmeralda Santiago’s “Conquistadora” (Suma)
For more information, contact Mansito at

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