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