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Freedom in the Black Diaspora: Conducting Research for “Ayiti Reimagined”

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

January 1804 marks Haitian independence from French colonial rule. Self-liberated enslaved people on the island led and carried out the only successful insurrection by enslaved peoples in the Western Hemisphere. The Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE) has released a research guide, “Freedom in the Black Diaspora: A Resource Guide for Ayiti Re-imagined.”

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Southwest West Meets Northeast in Shoestring Productions: Brazilian Storytelling through Contemporary Woodcuts, Artists’ Books, and Small Press Books

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

Combining work at Arizona State University Library and the Library of Congress, this post discusses contemporary Brazilian woodblocks, chapbooks, and artists books to illuminate contemporary Brazilian reflections on the Canudos War (1896-1897), Black Brazilian heroines, and the important connections between graphic design, poetry and small press publications in Brazil.

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PALABRA Archive Launches 50 Previously Unpublished Audio Recordings

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room.) The Hispanic Reading Room is happy to announce the release of 50 previously unpublished recordings from the PALABRA Archive for online streaming. Every year, as is tradition, a brand new batch of material from this historic literary collection is made …

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Expanding the Borders of Art: Creative Collaborations with the MexiCali Biennial

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Library of Congress Hispanic Reading Room is joining forces with the MexiCali Biennial to develop a series of electronic resources exploring Border art, artists, and Borderland studies. This blog covers the history of the MexiCali Biennial, including their mission and past exhibitions, and outlines the projects to come.

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Cordel and Caribbean Poetry: Showcasing the Brazilian and Caribbean Collections

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

The Summer 2021 Junior Fellows who interned virtually with the Hispanic Reading Room shone a light on Caribbean women poets featured in the PALABRA Archive and contextualized Brazilian cordel through audio recordings of Brazilian artist J. Borges and photographic images of Andre Cypriano.