In her new collection ¡MANTECA! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, author and historian Melissa Castillo-Garsow introduces us to the modern Mestizaje – the search for identity and place among descendants of the Indigenous,Spanish and African inhabitants of the Americas.
As a young Latina mother, Peggy Robles Alvarado scours public records and historical archives for evidence of her indigenous grandfather’s life in When they call my name.
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Houston Public Media’s Eric Ladau spoke with Ms.Castillo-Garsow.