Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica

Campbell, Shirley
Date Written:  2016-02-12
Publisher:  Global Voices
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19006

Several generations of the black population have been forced to fight in order to conserve the language they brought with them, and with it all of their accumulated history, wisdom, and identity. They struggle against the rejection of the mestizo majority as well as the governments in office, who have for years denied them Costa Rican nationality, despite being born in the country.

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