Our Decolonial Moment

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)


In discussing Puerto Rican playwright Jorge González’s El Mediocre—specifically one of the play’s supporting characters, a black female domestic worker—this chapter advances an interpretation of “decolonial moment” within the present Puerto Rican context. Decolonial moments are conceptualized here as fleeting occurrences that are likely to be missed insomuch as they are spearheaded by subjects, who by virtue of their class, race, and/or gender are relegated to the background of our socio-political landscape. The chapter thus argues on behalf of a creative and critical engagement—and solidarity—with those in the background.


El Mediocre La yal “Today” “Tomorrow” “Our decolonial moment” 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
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  1. 1.Universidad del EsteCarolinaPuerto Rico

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