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Paperback: Café Con Leche: I didn't know I was Black

Paperback: Café Con Leche: I didn't know I was Black

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Book Description: I wasn’t adopted. He ping-ponged in and out of my life, but I knew my father. Antonio Apolinario, the smooth, well-dressed, dark-skinned Colombian man, often compared to the actor Don Cheadle. I was aware that my skin wasn’t as snow white as Mami’s or as chocolate as Papi’s, but somewhere within yellow and tan hues. Mami’s side of the family always blamed Papi for my “wild” curly hair. I heard from surrounding adults that the religion we practiced, Santería, was the faith of los negros, Black people. I knew all these things, but for some reason. I had no idea I was Black…

Follow me as I travel back to discovering my racial identity. Remembering all my different answers for the infamous question, “What are you?” Revisiting all the interesting and downright racist comments I heard. And ultimately, trying to figure out, how in the world I didn’t know I was Black.

Thank you for showing interest in my debut book Café Con Leche. Writing has always been a love of mine and I am grateful to be back in a space where I can express myself through words. 2020 gave birth to my first baby, and there's way more where that came from. Sign up for my quarterly email newsletter to keep up with my newest releases!

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