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September 2014

The Caribbean Writer.

I received the news today that my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” about a somewhat traumatic yet formative childhood experience I had in Cuba, has been accepted for publication by The Caribbean Writer!

I began working on this particular piece in Lynne Barret‘s wonderful undergraduate nonfiction class at Florida International University. An earlier draft won first place in F.I.U.’s Student Literary Awards, which inspired me to keep working on it. Lynne, as well as many of my classmates, were instrumental in helping me improve the piece, which after several revisions and many years later has now found a home in print. I’m extremely grateful for everyone’s help and encouragement, and I’m honored to now have “Becoming a Man” be part of such a great journal.

Unknown Americans

I’d like to thank author Cristina HenrĂ­quez for allowing me to share my #UnkownAmericans story. Check the website for so many other wonderful immigrant stories.

Also, I recommend getting a copy of Cristina’s very moving novel about immigrant families, The Book of Unknown Americans!

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