By Carmen D. Hernandez
Puerto Rican writers dwelling within the usa and writing in English locate themselves astride cultures, languages, and methods of taking a look at existence. in addition they locate units of prejudice: racial, cultural, and linguistic bias within the usa; and rejection from Puerto Rican society. during this brilliant choice of interviews, Hernandez provides images of 14 of the main well-liked Puerto Rican writers residing within the usa and provides the 1st probability for them to talk without delay approximately their lives and their literary culture. Taken as an entire, the varied stories of those writers supply an perception into the results of early displacement from a countrywide tradition, and the way perceived prejudice and hostility can breed, in flip, both violence and hate, or a desire to excel and to communicate.