That is so topical

Daniel Alarcón, a Birmingham, Alabama boy of Peruvian extraction, wonders why, when you’re a Latino writer, everybody wants you to have grown up sleeping on straw mats and making furtive visits to the outhouse while fleeing — what country was it again? — Mexico? (Via Moorish Girl.)


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