Tuesday, September 6, 2022

From The Bookshelves: Home in Florida, edited by Anjanette Delgado


Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry edited by Anjanette Delgado. Delgado describes the book 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?”



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