Voices of the Dominican Republic and Diaspora: Novels, Poetry, Stories, & Memoir

By NYPL Staff
May 21, 2024

Join us in celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month throughout June with reading recommendations, resources, and events. 

The Dominican Republic is a country full of passion, creativity, and energy and this is reflected in the vibrant literary scene of the DR and the Dominican diaspora. Exploring themes of identity, culture, dislocation, assimilation, family, and tradition, the selection of works below—novels, short stories, poetry, and memoirs—by Dominican and Dominican American authors are just a starting point to discover the rich and diverse body of work with ties to this tropical country.

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.