“We're the unknown Americans, the ones no one even wants to know, because they've been told they're supposed to be scared of us and because maybe if they did take the time to get to know us, they might realize that we're not that bad, maybe even that we're a lot like them. And who would they hate then?”
-- Christina Henríquez, The Book of Unknown Americans
Origins is a print and online literary journal devoted to distinct voices and unique stories, especially in relation to identity. The journal publishes English-language as well as translated essays, fiction, and interviews. It also creates and collaborates on various initiatives, such as promoting literacy and publishing authors from vulnerable groups who might not otherwise be heard. The Women Writers of the Caribbean section of the website publishes interviews with various Caribbean and Caribbean-American authors.
Published by the University of the West Indies, this print and online journal has been published since 1986. It features English-language and translated scholarly work on literature from the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. Its articles and book reviews often touch on the topic of immigration.