Who or what is ‘Latino’? Héctor Tobar considers a term’s many meanings
- June 26, 2023
- Héctor Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and literary journalism, The New York Times, June 25, 2023 (Print edition) (Book review)
“Our Migrant Souls,” the new book by Héctor Tobar, begins with a direct address to the many Latinx students he has taught during his years as a professor at UC Irvine. His tone is gentle and tender as he recounts the stories they’ve shared with him in essays and office visits — stories of migration and homecoming, trauma and resilience, doubts and joys. … Presenting the book as “A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino,’” Tobar uses his biography sparingly to illustrate larger aspects of Latino experience.
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