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Raquel Cepeda's new memoir, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to acknowledge the donation and recent publication of Raquel Cepeda to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library.

Bird of Paradise

Cepeda, Raquel. Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2013. Print.

A marriage between her personal memoirs and description of the research into her ancestral DNA, in Birds of Paradise Cepeda addresses uncovering her roots by discovering her family history, her Dominican neighborhood in Upper Manhattan, and ultimately her ancestral DNA.

She formulates with emphasis what it meant for her to grow up in New York City and the journey she embarked to find her identity and history.Cepeda celebrates vividly her ethnic makeup and with raving honesty; she dissects concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as a specific example.

This publication is essential reading for students and researchers working on Dominican identity, Dominican- Americans, Culture heritage, Dominican History, DNA-Ancestral Research and Dominican migration.

Library Intern

Jhensen Ortiz

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