Analyzing Evelyn Alsulany's 'Los Intersticios'

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“Where are you from?” is a common question people ask if you look ethnically mysterious. Being a different race with unique facial features shows you are, not what they call in the United States “American”. Evelyn Alsultany was born and raised in New York City. Her ethnicity is Arab from her father's side and Cuban from her mother's side. She describes the social issue, she confronts the way people approach her creating assumptions, consequently making her feel excluded from her cultural background. For that reason, she wrote her experiences and suggests ethnicity should be recast. The title “Los Intersticios” a Spanish phrase indicates in English “the interstices” meaning a gap. The author reference being a gap between how a person approaches

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