I am pleased to inform you that, the English edition of my paperback and eBook, «Pan-Garifuna Afro-Latino Power of Pride: My Quest for Racial, Ancestral, Ethnic and Cultural Identity,» are available to buy and pre-order on Amazon (Click to pre-order eBook or purchase the paperback book). The Spanish edition will be published soon.
The book includes, 400 pages, 113,177 words, 165 footnotes, a preface, 14 chapters, and an epilogue. The essence of the book’s plotline, are a series of events, based on my lived experiences, informing, empowering, and advocating for the Garifuna People, for the past thirty-three years, which led to the Modern Garifuna and Afrodescendiente Movement in Latin America.
The Garifuna People are a Culturally Differentiated Afro-descendant Ethnic Group (an intersectional identity), in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The largest Garifuna population outside of Central America, resides in New York City.
The book release during National Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 – October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans who identify as Hispanic/Latinx, is to promote and celebrate the intersectional Afro-Latina, Afro-Latino Afro-Latinx and Afro-Latine identities.
According to the late Miriam Jiménez Román, director of the Afrolatin@ Forum and coeditor of the The Afro-Latin@ Reader, “it is important to remember that contributions by Latino(a)s of African Descent (Black Latino(a)s, Afro-Latino(a) are an integral part of Latinidad in the United States and throughout Latin America. Unfortunately, many Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations/events, sadly, misrepresent and decentralize Blackness.”
The book includes a chapter the Afro-Latino Heritage, and a suggestion to proclaim Pan-Afro-Latino(a) Heritage Month, to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Afro-Latino(a) citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Pan-Garifuna Afro-Latino Power of Pride, is the story of the empowerment and justice for the Garifuna Community, an intersectional Afro-Latino(a) identity, which faces numerous disparities in U.S. and Central American societies.
The official book release is scheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 3 pm – 7 pm, at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472
Full details about the book along with further details can be found at www.josefranciscoavila.com
Celebrate National Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month by purchasing a book that celebrates, Blackness in U.S. and Central American societies, promotes recognition, respect and inclusion of the Afro-Latino(a) population!