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La Borinquena: Afro-Latina Superhero and Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez will talk about his acclaimed graphic novel La Borinqueña in relation to the socio-political and economic histories of Puerto Rico and the current post-Hurricane María situation.

La Borinqueña, the title character of his comic book, is “an Afro-Latina, environmentally-powered superhero” who addresses issues of Puerto Rican nationhood and social and  environmental justice.