Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness (Hardcover)
Independent Publisher Book Awards, Silver Medal
Excellence Awards, Finalist in the Anthology Category
International Latino Book Awards, Gold Medal for Best Fiction (Multi-Author)
International Latino Book Awards, Honorable Mention, Best Nonfiction (Multi-Author)
A powerful collection of contemporary voices
Showcasing a variety of voices shaped in and by a place that has been for them a crossroads and a land of contradictions, Home in Florida presents a selection of the best literature of displacement and uprootedness by some of the most talented contemporary Latinx writers who have called Florida home.
Featuring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by Richard Blanco, Jaquira D az, Patricia Engel, Jennine Cap Crucet, Reinaldo Arenas, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and many others, this collection of renowned and award-winning contributors includes several who are celebrated in their countries of origin but have not yet been discovered by readers in the United States. The writers in this volume--first-, second-, and third-generation immigrants to Florida from Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Per , Argentina, Chile, and other countries--reflect the diversity of Latinx experiences across the state.
Editor Anjanette Delgado characterizes the work in this collection as literature of uprootedness, literatura del desarraigo, a Spanish literary tradition and a term used by Reinaldo Arenas. With the heart-changing, here-and-there perspective of attempting life in environments not their own, these writers portray many different responses to displacement, each occupying their own unique place on what Delgado calls a spectrum of belonging.
Together, these writers explore what exactly makes Florida home for those struggling between memory and presence. In these works, as it is for many people seeking to make a new life in the United States, Florida is the place where the uprooted stop to catch their breath long enough to wonder, "What if I stayed? What if here could one day be my home?"
Reschinga Ana Men ndez Frances Negr n Muntaner Hern n Vera lvarez Liz
Balmaseda Ariel Francisco Andreina Fernandez Amina Lolita Gautier PhD Jennine
Cap -Crucet Dainerys Machado Vento Carlos Harrison Legna Rodr guez
Iglesias Judith Ortiz Cofer Chantel Acevedo Guillermo Rosales Achy
Obejas Alex Segura Patricia Engel Anjanette Delgado Mia Leonin Carlos
Pintado Nilsa Ada Rivera Natalie Scenters-Zapico Pedro Medina Le n Caridad
Moro-Gronlier Aracelis Gonz lez Asendorf Michael Garc a-Juelle Jaquira
D az Jos Ignacio Chascas-Valenzuela Ra l Dopico Javier Lentino Yaddyra