Talking The Tortilla Curtain

  The Tortilla Curtain is a novel by American author, T.C. Boyle, which addresses middle-class values, illegal immigration, xenophobia, poverty, the American Dream and entitlement. This month The Tortilla Curtain was the selected title for a Norwich book club. Taking place in our own backyard, the SALSA Collective decided to join the group in reading […]

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Guest Blog: Victoria Carroll (KCL) on Blood-Mixing, Queer Latino Cultural Production, and HIV/AIDS

I came to Latino/a studies very organically and, it must be said, very naively. I had read the work of James Baldwin at undergrad and it had had a profound effect on me. Here before me lay an incredible literary oeuvre by a gay, African-American expat, a Civil Right activist – disparagingly dubbed “Martin Luther […]

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