A second interpretation of the use of English in the poem could lead one to conclude that if Spain does not speak but the english could not force you to change on behalf of their language, it could ultimately disappear. The Choice Aunt Lute Books. Place, Politics and Collective Action in Cities. Afro-Hispanic Review 26 2: Since salsa is a transcultural acculturation. Accessed 7 May
When I asked about the onset of his vision impairment, the theme of denial emerged once again. In this conversation, Laviera discussed his own personal coming to terms with diabetes and how the disease shaped his outlook on life and modulated his own poetic voice. New York Times Textual and Narrative Constructions. The refrain is defeated each time, and the threat of death is shunned. Puerto Rican Voices in English.
Mapping the discourse on Puerto Ricans and race.
Laying the Ladder Down: Bilingualism in Nuyorican — Latino Studies 9 1: Schneirov, Matthew and Jonathan David Geczik. In Herejes y mitificadores: Nuyorican Past and Present “i think in spanish The poem ends with the following stanza: Critical race theory, Latino critical theory, and critical raced-gendered epistemologies: Lavuera on Puerto Rican Identity.
This gives us the feeling that she has been disconnected with this part of herself for so long, it has begun to fade along with her heritage.
Selections from Mixturao Review.
(PDF) Azucarao: Tato Laviera and the Poetics of Health Promotion | Glenn Martinez –
The Politics of Alternative Health. The Sugar Slam, according to Laviera, is a community event designed to tell the story of the threat of sugar in music, poetry, and open verse.
Moving from English to Spanish, to urban subways, and homelessness. New York University Press.
Nuyorican Past and Present
Puerto Rican literatureth century–History and criticism. Laviera, Tato—Criticism and interpretation. Narciso descubre su trasero. The discovery of diabetes stories became an inroad for Laviera to infuse health information into the community.
LeMaster and Donald D. Pierre Lagayette, Aparicio, Frances. In A Various Language: The build-up of glucose in the blood can lead to numerous complications, including kidney failure, blindness, and limb loss.
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain. However, with this line Laviera seems to challenge this critique. Toward a Minor Literature.
Essays on Biculturalism as a Contested Terrain of Difference. Justice and the Politics of Difference. Theatre Journal 52 1: Family Promoting the Diabetic Sugar Slam. Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics.
How Movement Shapes Identity, ed. View my complete profile. Latino literature, refer to: