RED SUGARCANE PRESS, INC. is an independent press dedicated to presenting works about the Puerto Rican and Latinx Diasporas in the Americas.  We publish authors whose works educate, entertain, and inspire, who 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.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

RED SUGARCANE PRESS is pleased to announce
the publication of
HEARTBEATS, RHYTHMS, AND FIRE
By José Angel Figueroa

 

Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire is José Angel Figueroa’s newest poetry and prose collection. A major contributor to the Puerto Rican and Latinx literary movement in the United States., Figueroa is best known for his powerful social commentary, poetic storytelling and visual imagery. His writings are lyrical and rhythmic, sometimes autobiographical, and frequently politically charged.

In this volume, Figueroa explores universal themes of the human experience as well as contemporary issues of immigration, racial injustice, and colonialism. His narratives voice the realities of everyday people as well as express commitments and passions of activists who advance justice. 

Now available at:

and Ingram.
 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS
is proud to announce the publication of
VOICES FROM PUERTO RICO / VOCES DESDE PUERTO RICO
Post-Hurricane Maria/ pos-huracán Maria
Edited by Iris Morales
Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the most devastating cyclone to hit the island in almost a century. This anthology brings together writings from twenty-two island activists and artist who describe the storm's massive destruction and the conditions it exposed—widespread poverty, lack of infrastructure, and severe austerity—resulting from more than 120 years of United States colonial domination and a complicit local government. First-person accounts, poetic narratives, and essays detail how Puerto Ricans mobilized and the grassroots activism that opened another chapter in the struggle for national self-determination, human rights, and climate justice.

Available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and IngramSpark.


2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of
the Young Lords Organization in New York.
Read its history and legacy.
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords,
1969 -1976
by Iris Morales
The Young Lords emerged in the late sixties to fight poverty, racial and gender inequality, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. Women joined to build a people's justice movement and fought the “revolution within the revolution” believing that women’s equality was inseparable from the society’s progress as a whole. This is the first account about the experiences of women members — a "story within a story" told from the inside out. Morales chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the role and contributions of women, the opening of branches in Puerto Rico, and the group's demise.
 
Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both print and ebook versions.

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International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

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

 http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/