EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LATINO HISTORY by Himilce Novas

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LATINO HISTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Not everything you wanted to know, and probably some you didn't (or didn't know you wanted to know, or were afraid to ask because someone might be offended, like ``What was so great about the Inca?''). But for people whose only link with Latino culture is the occasional enchilada, Cuban-born journalist and lecturer Novas lays it all out. From Montezuma to Tito Puente, from santer°a to bacalao, Novas offers a nifty (if glib) blend of history and pop culture (did you know that Desi Arnaz's ``Babaloo'' was a ``song to the Yoruba deity Babalu''?). Perhaps best of all, she offers help with the all-important question facing p.c. gringos (and if you are benighted enough not to know who they are, Novas will tell you that, too): Is it more correct to say ``Hispanic'' or ``Latino''?

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-452-27100-2
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Plume
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1994




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