RED SUGARCANE PRESS is an independent press dedicated to books about the Puerto Rican and Latin@ Diasporas in the Americas. We publish authors whose works break new ground, educate, entertain, and inspire. Their voices are rooted in the journey of indigenous and African peoples who from enslavement to the present have triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.
JOSE ANGEL FIGUEROA is a poet associated with the early years of the Neorican literary movement and the Nuyorican Poets Café in the United States.
MAGDALENA GOMEZ is an award-winning performance poet, playwright and theater director. Her work has been widely performed and anthologized.
CARMEN RIVERA is an OBIE award-winning playwright whose works are widely presented across the United States, Latin America and Europe.
FELIX ROJAS is a writer, director and producer who has written several plays and a feature film presented at venues throughout New York City.
The United Nation proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent
represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million
people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more
live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.
"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."
— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon