When I Was Puerto Rican


Esmeralda Santiago

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Armando and Ricardo

Particularly once Negi reaches age 12, she becomes increasingly curious about what loving and healthy relationships look like, since Mami and Papi's relationship becomes increasingly fraught during this time. At this same time Negi…

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Mami is one of the first women in Macún to get a job outside the home. She begins as a thread cutter in a bra factory and moves up quickly to sewing the bras. Sewing…

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