African Migrants in Latin America

in Americas by

The africanos come
through here—
across the ocean

and up. With their English
they can make it

in the United States
but they got to get
through here first.


Africans Migrating Through Latin America Face Violence [Telesur]
Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream of Reaching the U.S. [NPR]

Abigail Carl-Klassen’s work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Guernica, Aster(ix) and Post Road. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets 2015. She earned an MFA from the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas El Paso.