An anthology by AfroLatinx writers, Diaspora Cafe D.C. is a collective investigation of survival by writers within a system that deprioritizes their existence.
Diaspora Cafe D.C. is edited by Jeffrey Banks and Maritza Rivera and the contributors include: Ethelbert Miller, Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq, J. Joy “Sistah Joy” Alford, Jane Alberdeston, Kamilah Mercedes Valentín Díaz, Nick Leininger, Stephani E.D. McDow, Manuel Méndez, Hermond Palmer, henry 7. reneau, jr., Allison Whittenberg, Christine Williams, alongside poems by the editors.
While some poems consider identity and relationships, and others are love poems to family and lovers, all are united by a thread of resistance against invisibility.
Pub date: August 1, 2022.
"An honest and tender portrayal of the complexities we experience while thriving and surviving within the African diaspora"
- Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe, author of Periodicos De Ayer
"Este libro es un espejo del pasado que tambien refleja el presente y el futuro del complejo y hermoso mosaico que es la cultura afrolatina en el area de Washington y en los Estados Unidos."
- Alberto Roblest, author of Against the Wall
The cover art is (c) Sami Miranda and Lazaro Batista, used by permission.