'œ[This] collection of essays on the black literature in Spanish, that of the English and French Caribbean, of Central America, and of Spanish and Portuguese South America 'provides insights into the lives of a people, whose destiny was altered and determined by others.' To this end, William Luis has gathered the studies of an impressive array of scholars, whose treatment of the themes of isolation, rejection, and quest for personal identity is forthright yet sensitive. This publication will, one hopes, encourage other scholars to consider black narrative in Latin America and the Caribbean holistically and to fill the existing void of scholarship in that area. There is an introductary essay by the editor, William Luis; footnotes to essays contain excellent bibliography.'' ChoiceLuis, William is the author of 'Voices from Under Black Narrative in Latin America and the Caribbean', published 1984 under ISBN 9780313238260 and ISBN 031323826X.