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By Debra Faszer-McMahon,Victoria L. Ketz

round the flip of twenty first Century, Spain welcomed greater than six million foreigners, a lot of them from numerous elements of the African continent. How African immigrants signify themselves and are represented in modern Spanish texts is the topic of this interdisciplinary assortment. reading blogs, motion pictures, translations, and literary works through modern authors together with Donato Ndongo (Ecquatorial Guinea), Abderrahman El Fathi (Morocco), Chus Gutiérrez (Spain), Juan Bonilla (Spain), and Bahia Mahmud Awah (Western Sahara), the members interrogate how Spanish cultural texts signify, idealize, or sympathize with the plight of immigrants, in addition to the ways that immigrants themselves symbolize Spain and Spanish tradition. whilst, those works make clear concerns with regards to Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual barriers; the attraction of pictures of Africa within the modern market; and the function of Spain’s financial hindrance in shaping attitudes in the direction of immigration. Taken jointly, the essays are a resounding reminder that cultural texts offer a reflect into the perceptions of a society in periods of change.

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