Bodega Dreams

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Author: Ernesto B. Quinonez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804154058
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Bodega Dreams by Ernesto B. Quinonez


Original Title: Bodega Dreams

In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams pulls us into Spanish Harlem, where the word is out: Willie Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty—and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Lyrical, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.

Bodega Dreams

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Author: Ernesto Quiñonez
Publisher: NY Books
ISBN:
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Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñonez


Original Title: Bodega Dreams

"A new and authentic voice of the urban Latino experience." --Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I Was Puerto Rican In a stunning narrative combining the gritty rhythms of Junot Diaz with the noir genius of Walter Mosley, Bodega Dreams announces the arrival of a writer who The Village Voice has already hailed as "a Writer on the Verge." The word is out in Spanish Harlem: Willy Bodega is king. Need college tuition for your daughter? Start-up funds for your fruit stand? Bodega can help. He gives everyone a leg up, in exchange only for loyalty--and a steady income from the drugs he pushes. Lyric, inspired, and darkly funny, this powerful debut novel brilliantly evokes the trial of Chino, a smart, promising young man to whom Bodega turns for a favor. Chino is drawn to Bodega's street-smart idealism, but soon finds himself over his head, navigating an underworld of switchblade tempers, turncoat morality, and murder.

Barrio Dreams

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Author: Arlene Dávila
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520937724
Size: 61.91 MB
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Barrio Dreams by Arlene Dávila


Original Title: Barrio Dreams

Arlene Dávila brilliantly considers the cultural politics of urban space in this lively exploration of Puerto Rican and Latino experience in New York, the global center of culture and consumption, where Latinos are now the biggest minority group. Analyzing the simultaneous gentrification and Latinization of what is known as El Barrio or Spanish Harlem, Barrio Dreams makes a compelling case that—despite neoliberalism's race-and ethnicity-free tenets—dreams of economic empowerment are never devoid of distinct racial and ethnic considerations. Dávila scrutinizes dramatic shifts in housing, the growth of charter schools, and the enactment of Empowerment Zone legislation that promises upward mobility and empowerment while shutting out many longtime residents. Foregrounding privatization and consumption, she offers an innovative look at the marketing of Latino space. She emphasizes class among Latinos while touching on black-Latino and Mexican-Puerto Rican relations. Providing a unique multifaceted view of the place of Latinos in the changing urban landscape, Barrio Dreams is one of the most nuanced and original examinations of the complex social and economic forces shaping our cities today.

Writing Off The Hyphen

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Author: Jose L. Torres-Padilla
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 029580016X
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Writing Off The Hyphen by Jose L. Torres-Padilla


Original Title: Writing Off The Hyphen

The sixteen essays in Writing Off the Hyphen approach the literature of the Puerto Rican diaspora from current theoretical positions, with provocative and insightful results. The authors analyze how the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans is played out in the context of class, race, gender, and sexuality and how other themes emerging from postcolonialism and postmodernism come into play. Their critical work also demonstrates an understanding of how the process of migration and the relations between Puerto Rico and the United States complicate notions of cultural and national identity as writers confront their bilingual, bicultural, and transnational realities. The collection has considerable breadth and depth. It covers earlier, undertheorized writers such as Luisa Capetillo, Pedro Juan Labarthe, Bernardo Vega, Pura Belpr�, Arturo Schomburg, and Graciany Miranda Archilla. Prominent writers such as Rosario Ferr� and Judith Ortiz Cofer are discussed alongside often-neglected writers such as Honolulu-based Rodney Morales and gay writer Manuel Ramos Otero. The essays cover all the genres and demonstrate that current theoretical ideas and approaches create exciting opportunities and possibilities for the study of Puerto Rican diasporic literature.

Conscious Women Rock The Page Using Hip Hop Fiction To Incite Social Change

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Author: Marcella Runell Hall
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615199879
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Conscious Women Rock The Page Using Hip Hop Fiction To Incite Social Change by Marcella Runell Hall


Original Title: Conscious Women Rock The Page Using Hip Hop Fiction To Incite Social Change

Three award-winning activists and novelists-Black Artemis, E-Fierce, and J-Love, join social justice educator Marcella Runell Hall and a diverse team of seasoned educators to develop this collection of engaging and timely standards-referenced lesson plans for 6-12 and beyond. These lessons explore the tools of oppression that keep us divided such as violence, patriarchy and racism. The lessons are based on the popular books: The Sista Hood: On the Mic, Picture Me Rollin' and That White Girl.

Der Gro E Gatsby

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Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Re-Image Publishing
ISBN: 3962179216
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Der Gro E Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald


Original Title: Der Gro E Gatsby

Der Ich-Erzähler der Geschichte ist Nick Carraway, ein junger Mann, der sich 1922 in New York als Wertpapierhändler versucht und ein altes und bescheidenes Haus in West Egg auf Long Island an der Ostküste der USA bezieht. In dem palastartigen Nachbarhaus lebt Jay Gatsby, die Schlüsselfigur des Romans. Gatsby ist ein junger Millionär und undurchsichtiger Geschäftsmann, dessen geheimnisumwitterte Herkunft, seine unklare Ausbildung (Oxford?) und sein unermesslich scheinendes Vermögen Stoff für viele Gerüchte bilden. Obwohl er in seinem Haus rauschende Tanzpartys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft veranstaltet, ist er einsam, wie sich im Laufe der Handlung herausstellt.

Hispanic New York

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Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151977X
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Hispanic New York by Claudio Iván Remeseira


Original Title: Hispanic New York

Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.

Nosh New York

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Author: Myra Alperson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466853387
Size: 50.38 MB
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Nosh New York by Myra Alperson


Original Title: Nosh New York

Whether you're a lifelong New Yorker or you're visiting for the first time, when you're in the Big Apple you're in food heaven - a nosher's paradise where you can find the freshest and most authentic foods of any cuisine in the world, from steaming soup dumplings to Persian Kebabs, Moroccan tagines, Chinese bubble tea, Senegalese ginger beer, Colombian cholados, kosher focaccia bread, the freshest Italian cheeses, Guyanese roti and more! In this thorough and user-friendly book, passionate New York food guide Myra Alperson takes readers on her popular tours around town. Organized by borough and divided into easy-to-follow walks -- each of which can be done in an afternoon -- she points readers to the best ethnic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea houses, take-out stores, specialty shops, produce stands, supermarkets, and other food hot spots. From generations-old favorites to vibrant newcomers, the delicious discoveries and include the best: - Indian, Greek, Brazilian, Cuban, Romanian, Irish, Chinese, Afghan and Thai spots in Queens - Italian, Kosher, Caribbean, Polish, Scandinavian, Russian and Moroccan delights in Brooklyn - Chinese, West African, Soul Food, Mexican, Dominican, Korean and Turkish finds in Manhattan - Sicilian, Albanian, Jamaican and Cambodian delights in the Bronx - And much more. You'll also discover: New York's last authentic beer garden * where to buy Chilean hot dogs and Brazilian pizza* the newest wave of Egyptian markets * the last Kosher market in Brighton Beach and the only Norwegian market in New York City * fun and delectable side trips * vegetarian and kid-friendly finds * cultural information for each neighborhood, along with info on the best parks, museums, gift shops, and bookstores. Complete with subway, bus, and car directions along with detailed maps of each neighborhood covered, Nosh New York turns an afternoon in the city into a delicious food adventure.

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