Boricuas: Influential Puerto Rican Writings - An Anthology by Roberto Santiago

By Roberto Santiago

"Boricua is what Puerto Ricans name each other as a time period of endearment, admire, and cultural confirmation; it's a undying announcement that transcends gender and colour. Boricua is a robust notice that tells the foundation and heritage of the Puerto Rican people."
--From the Introduction
From the sun-drenched seashores of a pretty, flamboyan-covered island to the cool, difficult pavement of the fierce South Bronx, the extraordinary trip of the Puerto Rican humans is a wealthy tale filled with bold defiance, brave energy, fierce passions, and unsafe politics--and it's a tale that remains informed this day. lengthy overlooked via Anglo literature stories, listed below are greater than fifty decisions of poetry, fiction, performs, essays, monologues, screenplays, and speeches from probably the most vivid and unique voices in Puerto Rican literature.
* Jack Agüeros * Miguel Algarín * Julia de Burgos * Pedro Albizu Campos * fortunate CienFuegos * Judith Ortiz Cofer * Jesus Colon * Victor Hern ndez Cruz * José de Diego * Martin Espada * Sandra Maria Esteves * Ronald Fernandez * José Luis Gonzalez * Migene Gonzalez-Wippler * Maria Graniela de Pruetzel * Pablo Guzman * Felipe Luciano * René Marqués * Luis Muñoz Marín * Nicholasa Mohr * Aurora Levins Morales * Martita Morales * Rosario Morales * Willie Perdomo * Pedro Pietri * Miguel Piñero * Reinaldo Povod * Freddie Prinze * Geraldo Rivera * Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. * Clara E. Rodriguez * Esmeralda Santiago * Roberto Santiago * Pedro Juan Soto * Piri Thomas * Edwin Torres * José Torres * Joseph B. Vasquez * Ana Lydia Vega

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Cried Mr. Damon, pointing to a distant hill, and there the boys saw two large bodies of natives rushing toward one another, brandishing spears, clubs and the deadly blow guns. They were not more than half a mile away, and in plain view of Tom and his party, though the two forces had not yet seen our friends. " cried Tom. And the next moment the two bodies of natives came together in a mass, the enemies hurling themselves at each other with the eagerness and ferocity of wild beasts. It was a deadly battle.

II feel as though I had been put through a clothes wringer though. " CHAPTER XII. A NATIVE BATTLE 40 Tom Swift in Captivity "A big snake dropped down out of a tree and grabbed you," answered Tom. "And then what? " "We shot it," said Ned modestly. " exclaimed the odd gentleman. "II hardly know what to say. I'll say it later. You saved my life. " None was, fortunately, and after staggering about a bit Mr. Damon found that he could limp along. But he was very sore and bruised, for, though the snake had squeezed him but for part of a minute, that was long enough.


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