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A Cuban Regguetón

Posted on January 02, 2023

Part of "Mural de la prehistoria" (Prehistoric Mural) by Leovigildo González Morillo, Viñales, Cuba. Photo by Cheri Baker. License: CC by 2.0.

There is no theorem
just the combination
10,000 years of going with digressions . . .

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Dalit Identity and the Ivy League

Posted on December 07, 2022

2.5 Million Dalit Women to file Land Claims
Boy at protest during the 2013 Dalit Land Rights Campaign in India. By ActionAid India.

"Do you have to erase your cultural identity in order to succeed?" So wonders the narrator of Suraj Badtiya’s masterful short story “Gujji,” translated by John Vater. The story appeared several years ago as part of a Words Without Borders collection of literature from members of India's Dalit caste, sometimes pejoratively referred to as "untouchables."

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Holidays! Food! Solitude?

Posted on December 02, 2022

During the US holiday season, some of us are planning special meals or big parties, while others can't wait for some quiet time. Here are readings to fit each of these moods:

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