RED SUGARCANE PRESS is dedicated to presenting emerging and well-known authors from the Puerto Rican, Latino/a and African diasporas. Their thought-provoking perspectives and artistic styles in many genres - poetry, play writing, prose, and essays - inspire, entertain and broaden our knowledge.
Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a collection of the poetry and prose by 40 Latinas reflecting on how Latinas understand the gendered conditions of their lives and strive for social change. The selections discuss inequities Latinas face as women, and by class; race, ethnicity, and national origin; and immigration status. The volume also describes contemporary Latina activism.
THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 is the first account of women who joined the activist organization to fight for social justice and the “revolution within the revolution” believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole. Written and edited by Iris Morales, the book includes essays, interviews, photographs and primary documents.
Shameless Woman is "A provocative, challenging, and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage, or naked in the middle of a supermarket. Rage and Love have found a safe meeting place at last." This is Magdalena Gómez's first poetry collection. Her writings have been published in anthologies and performed in theaters across the United States.
In JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER is a two-act play written by Carmen Rivera about Julia de Burgos, the pioneering Latin American poet, feminist and activist. The playwright explores Julia de Burgos' struggles with colonialism, racism and sexism as well as the consequences to her personal life by stepping outside of the traditional roles reserved for Latinas.
José Angel Figueroa has been a major contributor to the Puerto Rican and Latino literary movement in the United States. In this collection of poetry and prose, he explores themes of migration and the Latino experience as well as philosophical-existential reflections about love and the human experience. Figueroa's work has been widely published in the U.S., Latin America, Puerto Rico and abroad.