Shirley M. Jackson (Ph.D. candidate, George Washington University) is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Afro-Hispanic Literature: A Valuable Cultural Resource*
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1978 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 421–425, September 1978
How to Cite
Jackson, S. M. (1978), Afro-Hispanic Literature: A Valuable Cultural Resource. Foreign Language Annals, 11: 421–425. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1978.tb00058.x
Revision of a paper presented at the 1975 ACTFL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT Modern-day students of Spanish and other academic disciplines are reaching new dimensions in human understanding through the study of Afro-Hispanic literature. As more educators become familiar with the large body of Hispanic literature revealing the contributions of various African ethnic groups, opportunities and materials are available to present authentic, positive images. This article presents an approach toward the goal of incorporating Afro-Hispanic literature into traditional Spanish courses on all levels of foreign language instruction; both prose and poetry are treated. A bibliography has also been provided as a means of introducing materials to those unfamiliar with Afro-Hispanic literature, while supplying additional sources for researchers in the field.