Renowned Afro-Puerto Rican female writer Yvonne Denis-Rosario will discuss her short story “Ama de leche” in Prof. Catan’s Afrolatinidades course. The talk will be given in Spanish.
Dr. Denis-Rosario is a columnist, librettist, narrator, novelist, poet, professor, radio/ TV host and producer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her books critically exam the racial project, activism, and complex issues of race and racism in Puerto Rico. Titles such as Capá Prieto, Bufé, Delirio Entrelazado, and Sepultados, translated into a number of languages, look at themes of Negritude, Negrismo, and the ways Black Puerto Rican women and men have historically been made invisible. Afro-Puerto Rican literature, Denis-Rosario asserts, “is valid, it is growing, and there is no way to make us invisible because we are present.” Denis-Rosario also comments on the white Puerto Rican liberal project“I am concerned with how our white feminist colleagues have somehow forgotten us. It is as if Black does not exist.”