Black Writing, Culture, and the State in Latin America
All too often, the disciplines of film studies, literary criticism, and art history ignore the opportunity to collaborate in a dialogue. Branche and his contributors present a unified approach, however, suggesting that cultural production should not be viewed narrowly, especially when studying the achievements of the Afro-Latin world.
"An important contribution to the study of the lives and artistic production of Afro-Hispanics and Afro-Brazilians and to the expansion of what is considered literary and cultural studies. I think that this study reminds us of the important fact that black writers have taken up the pen, the camera, etc., despite opposition from a variety of institutions and social structures and despite the likelihood of having limited influence or of censorship. This in turn suggests the force of black writing as means of self-expression and community building and of dissenting with prevailing ideologies."
--Julia Paulk, editor of Dominant Culture and the Education of Women