A welcome contribution to studies of literature and race formation in Panama and the greater Caribbean and Latin American region.-- Hispanic American Historical Review

 A much-needed intervention on the histories of literary production and how it has shaped discourses on blackness in Panama. . . .[and] a major contribution to deepening our archives on blacks in Central America.-- SX Salon

 A good introduction to the literature of race and integration in Panama, and it synthesizes important novels, stories, and poems.-- Journal of the Society for Latin American Studies

 An important contribution to Panamanian, Caribbean, Latin American, and black Diaspora literary history and criticism. -- New West Indian Guide