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The diversity of Himilce Novas' accomplishments in the fields of Arts & Letters testify to the versatility and brilliance of her intellect. Born in Cuba to a Family of prominent intellectuals, she showed early signs of a promising writer when, still in high school, several of her poems were published by Nobel Prize laureate Camilo Jose Cela in his literary journal.

 

In her early teens, Novas emigrated with her family to New York City, where several years later she translated her mastery of the word into a journalistic career as a newspaper and magazine editor/writer for such publications as Time/Life Books (Ancient China; Early Islam) The New York Times (articles and Sunday Supplements), Connoisseur (cover stories, articles) The C.S. Monitor (articles; special supplements) and L'Officiel/USA (editor-in-chief).

 

She quickly rose through the ranks of publishing. At the same time, she continued writing poems and other plays (some of which she acted in and directed). Among others, her play, Free This Day: A Trial In Seven Exhibits, was published by Joseph Papp in Scripts, a publication of The New York Shakespeare Theater and produced there and in avant garde theaters around the US and abroad, including Beijing, Tokyo, Rome, Madrid, Paris and Mexico City.

 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEEDTO KNOW

In 1994, as a result of her life-long study and expertise in Latin America, Latino minorities in the USA and the Spanish influence in the Americas, Himilce Novas  wrote EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LATINO HISTORY (1994; 1998; 2003;2008 Plume/Penguin), which traces the history of Latinos on the North American continent.

 

The book met with extraordinary critical acclaim in such media outlets as The Los Angeles Times, GoodDay New York and WNCB TV, and went into sixth printing within months of publication.

 

The book has become a standard on the subject and has been placed on the recommended reading list of hundreds of media outlets, educational institutions and corporations, including the New York City Board of Education; Fortune magazine; and The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION art and education programs. THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY selected Everything You Need to Know About Latino History for its  annual list of most recommended books.

 

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·  Himilce Novas' 2008 edition of "Everything You Need to Know About Latino History" (Plume, $16 paperback) is the fourth -- and thickest -- iteration of this successful and engaging overview of all things Latino.

Novas uses a question-and-answer format to let readers choose whatever topic they wish to explore. She wisely includes a detailed index as well as listings of recommended readings and Internet resources.  The book divides Latin American culture into key demographic groups: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Dominican Americans, and those of Central and South American descent. Novas keeps it light and conversational but always informative. ·  Himilce Novas' 2008 edition of "Everything You Need to Know About Latino History" (Plume, $16 paperback) is the fourth -- and thickest -- iteration of this successful and engaging overview of all things Latino.  Novas uses a question-and-answer format to let readers choose whatever topic they wish to explore. She wisely includes a detailed index as well as listings of recommended readings and Internet resources. The book divides Latin American culture into key demographic groups: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Dominican Americans, and those of Central and South American descent. Novas keeps it light and conversational but always informative.

 

 

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“What makes this novel intriguing is that Novas writes about some of society's darkest taboos, places them against a religious background, and still allows the reader to understand and even forgive the characters. What makes this novel enjoyable is that it's written with a magical quality that flows throughout the entire story. Check it out.” Hank Waddles

 

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 PRINCESS PAPAYA a novel about Santeria and a Jewish Cuban American family (Arte Publico Press, University of Houston, Dec 2004).

 

MANGOS, BANANAS AND COCONUTS : A CUBAN LOVE STORY (University of Houston, Arte Publico Press, 1996; Riverhead Books/Putnam, 1997). This novel has received extraordinary critical acclaim. Excerpts of this novel have been reprinted in many prestigious publications, including THE PRENTICE HALL ANTHOLOGY OF LATINO LITERATURE.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY, co- authored with Lan Cao (Plume/Penguin USA, 1996; 2003).

 

 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LATINO HISTORY (Plume/Penguin, 1994; 1998;2003;2008), now in its SIXTEENTH printing. The book is currently listed in The New York Review of Books Readers Catalogue: The 40,000 Best Books in Print. Barnes & Noble ranks this book as # 30,000 out of #2,000,000 most popular books. It is a required textbook in hundreds and colleges and high schools across the USA.

 

THE HISPANIC 100 : A RANKING OF THE LATINO MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED AMERICAN THOUGHT AND CULTURE a ranking of the Latino men and women who have most influenced American thought and culture (Citadel Press, 1995).

 

REMEMBERING SELENA : A TRIBUTE IN PICTURES AND WORDS/RECORDANDO A SELENA : UN TRIBUTO EN PALABRAS Y FOTOS out of #2,000,000 most popular books in print. an illustrated, four-color, bilingual biography of the queen of Tejano music (St. Martin's Press, 1995). Barnes & Noble ranks this book as # 68,000.

 

LATINO ART AND CULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES multimedia project published and distributed by THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (1996). This project serves as the model for an important exhibition.

 

LATIN AMERICAN COOKING ACROSS THE U.S.A. (KNOPF COOKS AMERICAN) co-authored with Rosemary Silva (Knopf, 1997). This book is both a culinary and a cultural journey. It is filled with cooking anecdotes and recipes from Latino families in the United States, some recent immigrants.

 

A Spanish language version, LA BUENA MESA : LA AUTENTICA COCINA LATINAMERICANA translated by Himilce was published concurrently by Knopf. The book has been selected by the Cook of the Month Club and was voted one of the best eight cookbooks of the year by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, The Chicago Tribune and

others. It was included in Food & Wine's hardcover book, The Best of the Best.

 

SECADA!

 

PASSPORT SPAIN : YOUR POCKET GUIDE TO SPANISH BUSINESS, CUSTOMS & ETIQUETTE (PASSPORT TO THE WORLD)

 

 Redon Seurat and the Symbolists
 by Himilce Novas (Hippocrene Books+inc)

 

Don't Look Back (Steck-Vaughn Adventure Collection)
 
(a young adult book) by Himilce Novas

    

  

 

   LATINO ART AND CULTURE

   Bilingual Study Guide in Latino Art & Culture From the Series

   America Past and Present. Washington, D.C.

  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

  Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

  SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM, 1999).HIMILCE NOVAS

   Washington D.C.: National Museum of American Art, 1996).

 

  


 

  FICTION BY HIMILCE NOVAS IS FEATURED PROMINENTLY IN THE NEWLY, WHICH HAS RECEIVED WIDE CRITICAL ACCLAIM

THE PRENTICE HALL ANTHOLOGY OF LATINO LITERATURE is a collection of poetry and prose (short story and drama) by Latino authors of Mexican-American,  Cuban-American, and Puerto Rican-American descent. The text focuses on Latino authors who were either born or raised in the United States and who write primarily in English. In this way, the text concentrates on works and  authors who have been forged by a dual consciousness. The text establishes its definition of the Latino/Latina author by using the following criteria: first, writers who can trace their ancestry to Spanish-speaking nations of the Americas; second, works produced by authors who have lived in the United States for a significant period of time; third, writers who come from one of the three groups that form the majority in population and literary production of Latino literature; and last, writers with a sense of duality egarding the English language. In addition to these criteria, the text features readings with characteristics unique to Latina/Latino authors such as attention to family, a concern for home, a focus on cultural components such as music, food, and religion and identity formation.

The text includes the following features:

32 readings/short stories, 38 poems and 9 plays by renowned writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Luis Valdez, Cristina Garcia, Oscar Hijuelos, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Himilce Novas and Esmeralda Santiago that emphasize diversity as well as recurring themes .Various exercises designed to explore style and comprehension as well as to compare and contrast the selections from different ethnic groups. Brief surveys of the three types of literature focused on in the text to provide further background of the culture. Categorization by both ethnic group and genre which allows teachers to focus on any or all components. Glossary of Spanish terms  for two of the more challenging plays. Overall, the text emphasizes the similarities and differences between the culture and literature of the three primary groups while also trying to emphasize the unique qualities and universal themes present in all of them.

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THE PRENTICE HALL ANTHOLOGY OF LATINO LITERATURE is a collection of poetry and prose (short story and drama) by Latino authors of Mexican-American, Cuban-American, and Puerto Rican-American descent. The text focuses on Latino authors who were either born or raised in the United States and who write primarily in English. In this walk the text concentrates on works and authors who hove been forged fly a dual consciousness.

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In 2011, Himilce Novas was the recipient of a National Women's Political Caucus “Women of Courage” Award. Other 2011 recipients included Representative Nancy Pelosi, past Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman and Ambassador Mary Olmsted. The National Women's Political Caucus established the NWPC Women of Courage awards to honor women from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated courage by taking a stand on or against unpopular or controversial issues to further civil rights and equality, and who typify women’s leadership.

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       Himilce Novas has served as

   Fiction Editor and Literary Reviewer for

       MultiCultural Review

            

            

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 ADDRESSES WORKSHOPS AND OTHER CURRENT PROJECTS UCSB, WELLESLEY COLLEGE, CLARK UNIVERSITY; LECTURES, KEY NOTE

                                        

Professor Novas joined the faculty of the College of Creative Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) as visiting author/lecturer in the spring of 1996 and remained until 2000. She taught several American and world literature courses of her own design to both undergraduate and graduate students, among them: Latino Literary Masterworks; Latin American Classics; The Great American Novel of the twenty-first century; Your Life as a Writer: In the Footsteps of the Masters; Hypertext Literature and Art.

 

Professor Novas taught a course on Latino Literature and a course on Narrative Non-Fiction) at Wellesley College, MA and a course on Screenwriting at Clark University

 

Description of courses:

WRIT 125 Latino Literature and the Dawning of a Great New American Genre

Over the past twenty-five years, Latino writers have emerged as powerful and visionary voices in American literature. As a "foreign culture" within our borders, ironically older than Jamestown, Latino literary voices embody myriad subcultures. This course will explore the evolution of Latino literary self- expression, from revolt to introspective self-examination, to coming of age and trail blazing towards the Great American Novel of the new century. Class discussions will focus on both literary and social criticism. In addition, there will be individual writing exercises in the various styles of the authors discussed. Readings will include selections from works by Gary Soto, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Himilce Novas, Piri Thomas, Denise Chávez, Julia Alvarez, Gloria Anzaldúa, Oscar Hijuelos, Ana Castillo, Rudolfo Anaya and others.

Writing 225: Narrative Nonfiction (Summer)

 

This course introduces the creative writing of non-fiction. Its writing projects build on personal experience and develop writing skills through several forms of personal expository prose including diaries and journals, travel writing, memoir, and essays of description and persuasion. The course also explores the lively and fascinating art of personal essays through such writers as Langston Hughes, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, E.B. White, James Thurber, Joan Didion, Cynthia Ozick, and Adrienne Rich.

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English Department: Introduction to Screenwriting

This course presents an overview of the art and craft of screenwriting as well as film appreciation from a writer’s standpoint. Students will write the first 30 pp of a first-draft screenplay, including a film treatment. Each student will choose from a series of scripts of famous/important movies of diverse genres to use as model to write his/her own script, as well as to present to the class for discussion. These scripts are posted on line in their entirety by Professor Novas, so that students can read on line or download.

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“Latino Literature”Himilce Novas
Over the past twenty-five years, Latino writers have emerged as
powerful and visionary voices in American literature. As a "foreign culture" within our borders, ironically older than Jamestown, Latino literary voices embody myriad subcultures. This course explores the evolution of Latino literary self-expression from revolt to introspective self-examination to coming of age to trail blazing a great new American literary genre for the new century. Latino authors whose fiction and non-fiction writing is studied in this course include Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Gloria Anzaldua, Himilce Novas, Oscar Hijuelos, Gary Soto, Maria Elena Viramontes, Cherrie Moraga, Ana Castillo, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, Cristina Garcia, Virgil Suarez, Jimmy Santiago Vaca, Jose Antonio Villareal, Denise Chavez, Rudolfo Anaya and Nicolassa Mohr. This course presents an overview of the art and craft of fiction for the purpose of honing your writing skills and improving your critical analysis of literary texts. Each student will be expected to write various critical papers as well as some fiction of her/his own. These will be shared in class for all to participate in and learn from. In addition, there will be daily reading assignments as well as oral reports by each student on a specific work.
ENGL101-31 T 2:00-4:30 PM, R2:00-3:15 PM
Call number 14197

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Aside from her professional and literary endeavors, Professor Novas is an eloquent speaker with extraordinary stage presence. She practices what she calls "the politics of inclusion, love and dialogue" in her commitment to human rights. Last fall, Professor Novas gave a key-note address at a symposium sponsored by SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES in Washington D.C. Previous key-note speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Studs Terkel, among dozens of other world-renowned leaders.


 

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   FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS

   HIMILCE NOVAS HAS LECTURED ON:

 

               HN’s own fiction and non-fiction Latino

 Latino Immigration to the United States: Contributions, Conflicts and Resolutions

 Debunking the myths and prejudices about Latinos in the USA

 Latino history, art and literature in the USA

 Machismo: What it is and what it isn’t

 Latino Religious Traditions in the US Fiction Writing

 Cuban-American culture and contributions

 Latino Literary Masterworks

 Latin American Cuisine Across the USA

 Latino Art: Five Centuries of Art in the U.S.A. 

 Latin American Masters and Folk Art

 Asian American History

 The Feminist Movement in Minority Communities
 We’re Here, Get Used to It: Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Civil Rights

 

AND CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS ON

                                                                                                                                 

 Latina/o growth, pride and self-realization

 Discovering our individual gifts and contributions to the world

 Finding our own path and success as Latinos/Latinas

 Navigating the Inter-Cultural and Cross-Cultural Waters

 Latino/a self-identity

 We’re Here, Get Used to It: Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Civil Rights

 

And other topics at:

 

Wellesley College, Columbia University, Yale University, Tulane University, Allegheny College, Penn State, Adelphi University ,Notre Dame University the University of Toledo, Eastern Illinois University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Holy Cross College, Russel Sage College, Union College, Trenton State College, De Pauw University, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Utah State, Michigan State, Olivet College, Baylor University, Florida State University, Boston College, St Joseph's University, San Jacinto College, Bowling Green State UniversityThe College of William and Mary, and others, as well as organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, The Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference, The American College Personnel Association, The Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York City, Boston area METCO Directors Annual Meeting, Words and Music Faulkner House Literary Festival, New Orleans, University of Colorado, Denver, Pittsburg State College, Kansas, Central Michigan University, TRW and other corporate and government institutions.

 

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TALK RADIO PRODUCER &  HOST

 

TALK RADIO PRODUCER &  HOST

 

Prof Novas produced and hosted THE NOVAS REPORT, a talk radio program dealing with books and other cultural and contemporary issues from a unique international perspective and a solution-oriented approach to government, education, lifestyles and the arts. It is was sponsored by The Earthling Book Shop and aired in Santa Barbara, California (KQSB 990 AM, home of CNN Radio news).

 

The Novas Report ranked as the Number One weekend talk-show. Listeners converse with HIMILCE as a dear friend and ask questions of her distinguished local, national and international guests Saturday afternoons. Over the past three years, Dr Novas has interviewed a broad range of personalities and hundreds of scholars on diverse topics, such as Asian culture, Latino culture, new age disciplines, spirituality, music, art, literature, social issues, law, finance, and the environment.


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Himilce Novas is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian and has translated books and articles from each.

She is a past or current member of the PENN American Center, Veteran Feminists of America, The Human Rights Campaign, NOW, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, The National Women's Book Association, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, The New England Council of Latin American Studies, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and others cultural and civic organizations.

 

She sits/has sat on several cultural boards of directors, including the California Artist’s Council Association, the Santa Barbara Grand Opera Association and the Community Environmental Council. She is a digital and mixed media artist, an artful cook, an aficionada of classical music, classical jazz and indigenous music, and a collector of Asian Art and Hispanic art of the Southwest.  In addition, she is a fit and accomplished horseperson, ocean swimmer and mountain hiker (California; the Austrian Alps). In her career as author and journalist, she has visited every state in the Union (US) and twenty-three countries around the globe. Along with her life partner, she loves and keeps standard poodles.

TWO PBS TELEVISION PROGRAMS FEATURE

IMPORTANT INTERVIEWS  WITH HIMILCE NOVAS:

 

HISPANIC AMERICA: A one-hour program featuring  leading Latinos in the U.S.A with a 10 -minute interview with Himilce woven in throughout the program. It was broadcast via

Satellite  to 450 PBS stations throughout the USA.

WRITING FOR AN AUDIENCE: A 15 part series where Important American authors speak about their work, their writing habits, philosophy and the state of fiction and non-fiction books in the U.S. and the world today. Himilce's segment focuses on what the American novel will be like in the Twenty First Century. This series began airing in late 1997 over all major PBS stations and has been aired several times since then by various local stations. In addition, her segment it will be offered as a CD Rom and broadcast via the Internet.   http://www.learner.org/resources/series128.html

 

Himilce Novas was one of a handful of contemporary American

Writers  selected by the PBS producers as a preeminent

contemporary  literary voice in American literature.


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY, by Himilce Novas, co- authored with Lan Cao (Plume/Penguin USA, 1996; 2003).   

Book: Paperback | 5.31 x 8.03in | 432 pages | ISBN 0452284759 | Jul 2004 | Plume

A comprehensive guide to Asian-American history

One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture.  Exploding myths and stereotypes, with more than fifty pages of new material, this absorbing and accessible reference answers such questions as:

·        Where and when did the history of Chinese America begin?

·        What is Zen?

·        Why do Filipinos have Spanish names?

·        How did the U.S. get involved in Vietnam?

·        What is the difference between Hindu and Hindi?

And much, much more.

In a lively question-and-answer format, Everything You Need to Know About Asian-American History provides a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent have contributed to American life.

                       Asian-American history, updated

Article copyright India Abroad Publications, Inc.

In the mid-19th century Chinese workers were in such demand in California that they were given the red carpet treatment to the extent they were invited to participate in President Zachary Taylor's funeral services. In Everything You Need to Know About Asian-American History, writers Himilce Novas, Lan Cao and Rosemary Silva use a lively Q and A format, to dig out interesting details about the Asian experience in America. The Chinese were adored at a time when California was giddy with the prospects of a gold rush, and labor was in great shortage, the authors point out. But once the euphoria died, the Chinese had to fight hard for a long time to get fair treatment.

The 2004 edition (Plume. $15), which came out recently, shows - like the more detailed works of scholars such as Ron Takaki (Strangers From a Different Shore) - that American history cannot be really understood without knowing the crucial role Asian immigrants have played in shaping American railroad, inner city businesses, scientific discoveries, politics, and culture.

The book is also useful to Asian Americans who can learn a few things about their own community and their Asian neighbors. Why do Filipinos have Spanish names, is one of the questions the book poses. It then gives a brief insight into the colonization of that country, first by Spain and then by America. Many readers would be surprised to know that the Philippines was actually an American colony for many years.

The book also reminds the readers of the difference between Hindi and Hindu - and many other aspects of Indian culture and tradition.

The first book in the series came out in 1994. In the new volume too, the authors include, as in the first book, the history of immigration, cultural aspects (food, holidays, religions), racial and cultural problems faced by the immigrant communities, and short biographical sketches of prominent
individuals.




CITYSCAPE

Where's My Fernando Alvarez T-Shirt?

FELIPE LUCIANO


For me, before there was Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Julio Iglesias and Hector LaVoe, there was Fernando Alvarez. As I sit listening to this '50s Cuban crooner whose sensuous voice takes torch songs and makes even the most cynical man think of sunsets, flowers, beach walks and wine, I marvel at how many Latinos have never heard Alvarez' voice caress a
bolero and make love real. But it's not only Fernando Alvarez who remains in obscurity; it's also the Valdez brothers, who produced major Hollywood films; Juan Mari Bras, who headed the Puerto Rican Socialist Party during the turbulent '60s; Joseph Unanue, head of Goya foods, whose net worth is $330 million; and Dolores Huerta, one of the greatest Chicana activists in the history of the United States. Our children do not know them, are not aware of their contributions to this country. While others walk around with ethnic heroes on their T-shirts and X's on their caps, Latino youngsters have no larger-than-life role models or icons that make the world sit up and take notice. We don't have role models because we have not initiated a Latino renaissance in which we unearth our cultural roots, wipe the dust off our historical achievements and march proudly to our own unique rhythms. But we're not the only ones to blame. There seems to be a concerted effort to diminish or discredit Latino leaders. Check out the old sports stories about Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and how they always accused him of being lazy. Ever notice how Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros never quite achieves credibility with the press, which labels him a womanizer? Or how the Central American activist Rigoberta Menchu faded into oblivion after winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Urban educational systems, which are paid extra money for every Spanish-speaking kid in class, pay back Latino children with lip service to Hispanic heroes and refuse to institutionalize Latino history.


There is hope on the horizon, though: a new book by the Cuban-American writer Himilce Novas, entitled "Everything You Need to Know About Latino History." The book doles out information in a simple question-and-answer format, adroitly analyzing the rites of passage in the Americas of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans and Central Americans. For example, did you know that the Incas cultivated the first
potato? That the Jones Act granting Puerto Ricans American citizenship was drafted because the U.S. needed 20,000 Puerto Rican bodies to fight the Germans during the same period it was trying to quash the Mexican Revolution?


Novas also dispels myths that perpetuate stereotypes and emotionally disable our people. Her book points out that, by the middle of the next century, one out of three Americans will be Latino, that 70 percent of all small businesses in New York City are owned by Dominicans, that a majority of Latino males work for a living, and that Central and South Americans have the highest rates of employment. "This book deals with our invisibility as well as our visibility," says Novas. "Latinos are not seen as what we are in this country. We're perceived as people who come to mooch, when the facts show that because we're a young people and we work and pay taxes, it is we who are supporting the social security for the same people who are telling us not to come in."  One thing is abundantly clear: While Latinos are not monolithic, we've got more in common than we're willing to admit - a common heritage, language and belief system, a racial makeup that encompasses the world. What is needed now is a cultural revival predicated on a politics of Hispanic coalition.

          

               

DISSERTATION

 WRITTEN ABOUT HIMILCE NOVAS’ NOVEL:

From art to literature:

      Magic realism in Like water for chocolate and

      Mangos, bananas and coconuts

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This segment is from  "Talk of the Nation," National Public Radio.
LATINA WRITERS (In Real Audio format)Tune in to the next Talk of the Nation when host Ray Suarez is joined by two Latin American women writers for a discussion about how living between cultures has influenced their writing, and about the new popularity of Latina literature. Guests: Esmeralda Santiago, author of "America's Dream," and Hmilce Novas, author of "Mangoes, Bananas, and Coconuts."

 

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           HOUSTON'S NPR THE FRONT ROW (KUHF 88.7 FM) INTERVIEW WITH

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NOVAS 1975. Himilce Novas. “Dorothy Lichtenstein: La Vida Y El Arte De Una Mujer Liberada,” Fascinacion (Venezuela) Year 2, No. 1, pp. 34-35.

 

NOVAS 1975. ------. “Roy Lichtenstein: representante de hoy ante el ma_ana,” Fascinacion (Venezuela) Year 2, No. 1, pp. 36-37.


 

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                                                                     “I am honored to be featured in this book, as I was honored to be a

                                                          part of such  a critical  moment in history, and to work shoulder to shoulder

                                                                         with so many  courageous pioneers”   Himilce Novas

                 

              HIMILCE NOVAS AWARDED MEDAL OF HONOR

     BY VETERAN FEMINISTS OF AMERICA

 

                                                           

 

Himilce Novas, along with seven other early feminist workers, received a medal of honor from Veteran Feminists of America for lifetime achievement. the event took place in Phoenix, AZ in connection with Barbara Love’s promotional tour of her book, FEMINISTS WHO CHANGED AMERICA. Each honoree shared memories of life in the early trenches of the second wave (1963 to 1975) before a robust crowd of supporters young and old. each honoree’s account was filmed for the archives of The Sophia Smith Collection of women’s work at Smith College and other university archives across the country.  Himilce Novas serves on the Board of Veteran Feminists of America.

 

                

 

Interview about feminism with Himilce Novas on No Quarter Radio:

 

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/02/09/tune-in-for-paulie-abeles-no-quarter-radio-show-tonight-at-9-pm-et/

 

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    WOMEN IN COMICS (about Himilce Novas writing of early comic books with female role models)

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                   SOME FAMOUS QUEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

 

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