Newer Books with a Focus on the Americas

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I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Biennial of the Americas, a citywide event during the month of July. There will be art exhibits, entertainment and forums focusing on the Americas with visitors from many—maybe from all—of the countries of the Western Hemisphere in attendance. Here are some of the newer books related to the countries and cultures of the Western Hemisphere that captured my attention:

Latin American Graphic Design Edited by Felipe Taborda and Julius Wiedemann

Border Culture By Ilan Stavans

Sudden Fiction Latino: Short Stories from the United States and Latin America Edited by Robert Shapard, James Thomas and Ray Gonzalez

Essentials of Latin Cooking Edited by Chuck Williams

No Place for Heroes By Laura Restrepo

Sables y utopías: visiones de América Latina (In Spanish/En español) Edited by Mario Vargas Llosa

Unknown Capoeira: Secret Techniques of the Original Brazilian Martial Art By Ricardo Cachorro

Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy By Marie Vieux-Chauvet

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