On Capá prieto, myths of Afro-Puerto Rican women, and Puerto Rican literature
Capá Prieto has ‘negritude’ as its central theme. Interweaving history and fiction, the book revises Puerto Rican mainstream version of history as it inserts stories of Afro-Puerto Ricans, that is, of men and women on the other side of Puerto Rico’s history whose sociocultural contributions to the historiography of the nation have been silenced or minimized by hegemonic discourses of identity. Dr. Yvonne Denis-Rosario is a national and international award-winning writer, poet, and narrator. Denis Rosario is professor at the Faculty of General Studies of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, where she teaches the celebrated course “Black Women in Puerto Rican Literature”. She holds a Ph.D. in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Literatures and is currently pursuing a second M.A. in the field of archeology.