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Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

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About the Book:

Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than eighty interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this groundbreaking study explains how ideas of race, color, and mestizaje in Peru differ greatly from those held in other Latin American nations.


About the Author:

Tanya Golash-Boza is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. Her research centers on immigration policy, deportations, racial identity, human rights, U.S. Latinos/as, Latin America, political sociology, historical comparative, globalization, and social movements.


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Tanya Maria Golash-Boza