|Bronx Angel: Politics by Another Method, Pages 2-3.|
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For me, I wrote this when I was working in the Bronx as an Overhead Construction Supervisor. So the Bronx is a place that's near and dear to our hearts, both mine and Sally's, and we worked together to try to get the patois of the place correct.
The idea here was that Angel was supposed to be a mixed-race kid--half black and half Latino. And like a lot of sort of later-generation kids from Latino immigrant families, his Spanish isn't so much Spanish as it is Spanglish. I like how this came out, but Sally makes fun of me for Angel's pronunciation of "Momma."
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|BA:PBAM, pages 2-3, original format.|
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