Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.

In its report, Fox News Latino suggests that Díaz’s childhood memories may resonate with other Latinos at the time and that their African lineage is what ties many Latinos together – and separates others. A glimpse into the Hispanic identity, the website reports, is not complete without studying the complex relationship many have with their African roots.

Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino