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De Swanson, Rosario – Hispania, 2017
The poem "Ritmos negros del PerĂº" by Afro-Peruvian writer Nicomedes Santa Cruz recovers Afro-Peruvian history and agency through the retelling of the journey of a mythical grandmother. Through the retelling of her story, the poet claims blackness and African roots as pillars of Peruvian culture. In so doing, Santa Cruz opens the door not…
Descriptors: History, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Poetry
Sweeney, Thomas W.; Toledo, Alejandro – National Museum of the American Indian, 2003
Alejandro Toledo, the first Native person to be elected president of Peru, talks about his Quechua roots; his proposed constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights for indigenous peoples; financial support for Native cultural preservation efforts; and his number one priority--to fight poverty through education, focusing on basic education,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
Morales, Edmundo, Ed. – 1986
The eight papers presented in this document discuss the link between substance and human life in Latin America and help readers uncover some of the myths surrounding drugs, especially cocaine. Contributions range from extensive research to field work and observation. Enrique Mayer demonstrates that the coca leaf is a vital Andean cultural element…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Developing Nations, Drinking, Drug Abuse