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This essay introduces the special section “The Idea of Hispanophone Caribbean Studies” with a focus on hispanopone Caribbean literature and how it is situated in the region and in the diaspora. The essay suggests the need for creating spaces of dialogue and communication, translation and multilingualism, that are interdisciplinary and intertextual, if we are to deepen our critical frames of reference and complicate and invigorate new creative and analytic discourses.


This is the accepted manuscript of an article finally published as: Pérez-Rosario, Vanessa. "On the Hispanophone Caribbean Question," Small Axe, vol. 20, no. 3 (51), 2016, pp. 21-31. doi:



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