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From Dominican Roots, Bachata Is Here To Stay.

During the last 20 years, bachata has risen from the back country of the Dominican Republic to take its place next to salsa in concert halls. Milo Miles considers bachata's humble beginnings and the continuing appeal of its simpler side.

Review
37:38

Junot Diaz Discusses his 'Wondrous' Debut Novel

Author Junot Diaz won a Pulitzer Prize this year for his first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Set in both the United States and the Dominican Republic, the novel explores the complexities of living in two cultures at once, with prose that frequently mixes Spanish and English in the same sentence.

Interview
04:04

A Lyrical Novel.

Maureen Corrigan reviews Jamaica Kincaid's novel "The Autobiography of My Mother."

Review

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