Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyFour Contemporary Cuban American Writers You Should Be Reading

  • Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:00:00    Permalink
    mambo kings-513999-edited.jpg One of the most well-known Cuban American writers today is Oscar Hijuelos. Interestingly, as a result of a year long hospital stay in his childhood, Hijuelos lost his fluency in Spanish, the language his family spoke at home, but he gained fluency in English. This imbued him with a sense of separation from his culture, a feeling that he imparts in all of his novels. Are you interested in Latin American literature? If so, Hijuelos should definitely be on your list. But what other contemporary Cuban American writers should you be reading?

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