A new wave of Latino-centered literary works is popping up across the United States.
A new generation of writers is embracing the rich cultural traditions of their Hispanic heritage.
But while the genre has a long history of publishing books that celebrate Latino culture, its writers have often been left out of the mainstream.
One such author, Laura Lomas, has become a leading voice in the field.
With her new book, Chicano Literature: A Literary Anthology of Chicano American Literature, Lomas has drawn on her own experience growing up in Mexico City as well as on her travels to explore the intersection of Latino and Chicano history.
Lomas is part of a new wave in Chicano literary works that are not only about a literary past, but also a literary future.
The anthology, which includes stories from diverse writers including Margo Lanza, Juan Carlos Díaz, and Rene González, includes works from the likes of Nona Vázquez, Juan Manuel Díez, and Yvonne Gonzáles.
Loma told The Verge that she wanted to write a book that explored the themes of identity, gender, and race while simultaneously acknowledging the many ways that the Chicano experience has shaped the lives of writers and readers.
The book, which is available on Amazon.com for $20.99, is an anthology of diverse works that will likely never reach the level of literary canonization in the U.S. But it’s an ambitious project, and the breadth of its collection is impressive.
In the years following the publication of the original work, Loma’s work has been published in many languages, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
“There’s a lot of work on gender in the genre, which I think is a very important thing for people to understand,” Lomas said.
“But a lot more work is on the intersections of race and ethnicity.”
The anthology includes a wide range of stories, including stories about Lomas’ own family, which she grew up in.
Her family was “an extremely diverse and complex family,” Loma said.
Lomes own family has been very visible in the country, and while she was born in the United Kingdom, her mother and sister lived in Mexico.
“I grew up with my family,” she said.
When she moved to New York City in the 1990s, Lomes lived in a place that “was very different from my home,” but she didn’t expect to experience that.
“My parents didn’t really like being in New York,” she told The Observer.
“It was a very diverse place.”
In 2000, López-Bargas was born and raised in Mexico, and Lomas’s parents moved back to the United State when she was 10.
The family then moved back again when Lóquin-Barreras was 12.
But she wasn’t happy with her new city, so Lomas was forced to make the tough decision to move to Los Angeles.
“You’re not going to be able to go back to Mexico, you know?” she said, referencing her childhood.
“And then you have to go through the deportation process.
And you have the whole deportation process, and you have all of the problems that you face.”
In order to make a transition, she said she began researching and writing about her experience growing in Los Angeles, and her mother, grandmother, and other relatives told her to avoid going back to their home country.
She said she ended up moving back to her motherland because she had a new friend there.
“We just couldn’t go back,” Lóquist-Barras said.
She eventually became a mother herself and spent her time teaching English at a Spanish school in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.
Lóquiles family is still very much part of her culture, but Lomas told The New Yorker that she began to feel “trapped” in Los Feliz, Mexico.
After spending two years in Los Guadalajara, where she met her wife, LOMAS said that she moved back into her hometown of San Antonio to pursue her career as a writer.
“That’s where my mom was born,” LOMAs mother said.
But LOMACS family remained in Mexico after she graduated high school.
“People didn’t see me as a Chicano writer, but I was always a writer, so I didn’t want to leave her behind,” Lommas said, describing her decision to leave Mexico and settle down in Texas.
LOMA, who now lives in Austin, said that in her book, she hopes to highlight the struggles of the Chicanos that have historically faced discrimination.
“The Chicano story is not always the story of success, and sometimes the story is the story that people don’t want you to hear,” Lomas said in an interview