Five Urban Legends of Latinx Dead Women Ending Unfaithful Men / Cinco leyendas de mujeres espeluznantes cazando hombres infieles

Five Urban Legends of Latinx Dead Women Ending Unfaithful Men / Cinco leyendas de mujeres espeluznantes cazando hombres infieles

The underground universe of rumors and urban legends doesn’t appear to have escaped the powerful rivers of doneness exuded by every Latinx and Hispanic woman ever (whether they are aware of it or not). So, in addition to our rich tradition of signed-sealed-delivered official literature, we have a colorful scope of frightening phantasmagoric characters in our oral traditions. The motives behind these stories are mildly reminiscent of some of the gorier tales by the brothers Grimm, in which heroes would go on journeys where they lose fingers and bargain with the devil’s grandmother, all so parents could have a cold, …

Female Latina and Hispanic Characters that Don’t Suck

Female Latina and Hispanic Characters that Don’t Suck

I grew up on Gabriel García Márquez and Julio Cortázar, and as is the case with anyone with minimal sensitivity for masterful language and smart poetic prose, I fell in love with their work. It wasn’t a healthy kind of love, though; it was the kind of love in which I pretended not to see all the red flags and continuously reminded myself how perfect the object of my affections was, in hopes that my affirmations would make the soul-crushing bits disappear. Since this is literally the first thing I would call out in any relationship between humans (fictional or …

5 Books by Latinx Authors You Have to Check Out In 2017

5 Books by Latinx Authors You Have to Check Out In 2017

Book Culture

When many of us take a look at our bookshelves, we might not see diversity in terms of the authors that write our favorite novels. There are so many great books coming out this year from diverse writers.   Here are just a few 2017 books from remarkable authors such as Carmen Maria Machado to Jenny Torres Sanchez.   1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado   Image Courtesy of Amazon   This debut collection includes a wild novella that reinvents Law & Order: SVU as a tale featuring ghosts and other fantastic creatures. From Graywolf Press, Machado’s first release has been long awaited, …