Afro-Latinas are grossly underrepresented in Latina culture, despite being a big part of it. Fortunately there are plenty of people in the Afro-Latinx community who are making sure their voices are heard. These eight Afro-Latina authors are ensuring there is diversity in literature and sharing their stories for the world to read.
Maria Fermina dos Reis
Maria Fermina dos Reis is considered to have written the first abolitionist novel in Brazil. Her book, Ursula, which touched on the life of Afro-Brazilians in slavery, is also considered to be the first novel by a black woman (some say she was the first female Brazilian writer).