Saturday, October 12, 2013

Latino Literature/ Nuyoricans and Other New Yorkers

By Claudio Iván Remeseira Follow @HispanicNewYork | Posted Friday, October 11, at 5:58 p.m. ET. Last updated Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 8:00am ET.

In 1967, New York’s literary world was stormed by Down These Mean Streets,a memoir that depicted the life of inner-city young men trapped in a vicious cycle of racism, violence, drugs and incarceration. Its author, John Peter “Piri” Thomas (1928-2011)  –born in Harlem to a Puerto Rican mother and a Cuban father—spent time in prison for armed robbery before becoming a writer.

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