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The Necessary Rage by Scott Esposito
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On Iván Repila’s The Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse

Raja Alem by Tom McDonough
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“What does ‘exile’ mean in a globalized world? To feel you’re an exile, you have to have a country you belong to.”

Roberto Ransom’s A Tale of Two Lions by Carmen Boullosa
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In Latin American literature there is a splendid tiger, the most precious wild cat in all our literature. 

Judith Linhares by Madison Smartt Bell
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Award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell instigates an epistolary exchange with painter Judith Linhares on dream theory and Emily Dickinson.

Lydia Cabrera’s Afro-Cuban Tales by Jaime Manrique

The stories the Cuban writer and ethnographer Lydia Cabrera collected in the legendary Afro-Cuban Tales take place “back in the days when animals could speak, when they were all good friends and when men and animals got along fine.”

Damas “Fanfan” Louis by Michael Zwack
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Damas “Fanfan” Louis is both master drummer and houngan asogwe, high priest of Vodou. The painter Michael Zwack, caught up with him in New York to discuss Haitian rhythms and Fanfan’s involvement in a cultural center for dance, drums and Vodou.

Colson Whitehead by Suzan Sheman
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Mayra Montero’s The Messenger by Betsy Sussler
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In June 1920 a bomb exploded at the Teatro Naçional in Havana. 

Romulus Linney by Craig Gholson
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Romulus Linney penned dramas that pinpointed emotional moments in the lives of his subjects. We will miss one of our most cherished playwrights and BOMB’s contributing Editor in Theater. We remember him with this Winter 1993 Craig Gholson interview.

Jessica Hagedorn by Ameena Meer
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Author Jessica Hagedorn talks to Ameena Meer about incorporating Filipino traditions, taboos, and superstitions into a mixed media narrative in her novel, Dogeaters.

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