OkayAfrica: 4 Afro-Latinx Poets You Should Know

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Whether it's the music, politics or intellectual traditions, Africans have long been at the forefront of Latinx culture. This roundup explores the history of Afro-Latino identity and its connection to the motherland. Go check out these amazing artists, and follow their work. Here's a teaser:

Vincent Toro's book Stereo.Island.Mosaic does not shy away from the brutal histories of empire as Toro explores and celebrates Puerto Rico. "This island is a bridge between the Orishas/and the astronauts./This island is a blender,/polychrome vortex stirring/the soot of the empire/with abrazos and batas."

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