Monthly archives: April, 2018

Junot Díaz: How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl and Halfie & Alma

The Dominican Republic and New Jersey as “elsewhere.”  19:30-24:35 Class Activity Find and discuss any section of the story that could prove the following arguments. “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, and Halfie”  .With this story, Junot Díaz is trying to make the reader aware of the connections between race, ethnicity and socio-economic class …

Junot Díaz: Fiesta, 1980

Junot Díaz In His Own Words   “Fiesta, 1980” Every voice counts: group discussion The three two pages of “Fiesta, 1980” allows the reader to get a glimpse of Yunior’s family dynamic and where are the characters standing at this point in their life’s story. Expand. (23-5) How would you describe Yunior’s dad? What effect …

Junot Díaz: Aguantando & Watching Spider Man in Santo Domingo

Historical Context U.S. Intervention & Dominican Migration, New Jersey’s Afro-Latino Suburbs Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a …

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