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By Debra Faszer-McMahon,Victoria L. Ketz

round the flip of twenty first Century, Spain welcomed greater than six million foreigners, a lot of them from quite a few components of the African continent. How African immigrants symbolize themselves and are represented in modern Spanish texts is the topic of this interdisciplinary assortment. examining blogs, movies, translations, and literary works through modern authors together with Donato Ndongo (Ecquatorial Guinea), Abderrahman El Fathi (Morocco), Chus Gutiérrez (Spain), Juan Bonilla (Spain), and Bahia Mahmud Awah (Western Sahara), the individuals interrogate how Spanish cultural texts signify, idealize, or sympathize with the plight of immigrants, in addition to the ways that immigrants themselves signify Spain and Spanish tradition. while, those works make clear concerns relating to Spain’s racial, ethnic, and sexual limitations; the charm of pictures of Africa within the modern industry; and the function of Spain’s financial problem in shaping attitudes in the direction of immigration. Taken jointly, the essays are a powerful reminder that cultural texts supply a reflect into the perceptions of a society during periods of change.

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