Héctor Tobar with Alejandro Varela: The Meanings and Myths of “Latino”
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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In his new book, Our Migrant Souls, Pulitzer Prize-winner Héctor Tobar writes that the feeling of being ni de aqui ni de alla—from neither here nor there—is the fundamental paradox of latinidad. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he uses the details of his own life and the broader past of Latinos in America to examine the impacts of colonialism, public policy, immigration, and pop culture as they relate to arguably the most open-ended and loosely defined of the major race categories in the United States.
Tobar discusses with author Alejandro Varela the long, complicated story of the historical and social forces that define Latino identity.Buy tickets/get more info now