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NMC Instructor Publishes Book Translation (March 2, 2010)

A new faculty member of Northern Marianas College, Marcelo González, has recently published his first book translation, the Spanish edition of “The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican Republic” (Stinchcomb 2004).

Published last month as “Negritud Literaria en la República Dominicana,” by the South American publishing house Editorial Abya-Yala, the book analyzes the Spanish-language literature of this Caribbean-island nation in the context of race and cultural identity.

González is an English and Spanish instructor, as well as a literary and technical translator. Before joining NMC's Department of Languages & Humanities, Mr. González taught in several countries of Latin America, including Chile, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

He is currently working to secure the publication of his second book translation, the Spanish edition of “Gunboat Democracy: US Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Panama” (Crandall 2006). The author, Dr. Dawn Stinchcomb, is an associate professor of Afro-Hispanic literature of Purdue University. The publisher, Editorial Abya-Yala, has received several awards, including the Spanish government's Premio Bartolomé de las Casas. The book is currently available on Abya-Yala's website [], and will be available shortly on

For more information, including side-by-side excerpts in Spanish and English, visit Marcelo's profile at (and click on Portfolio) or email Marcelo directly at [email protected].

“We are extremely proud of Marcelo’s accomplishment,” said NMC Interim President Lorraine T. Cabrera. “His work is testament to the rich diversity of talent and knowledge among NMC faculty and staff.”

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