Buenos días Señores y Señoras, frijoles y frijolas, hipsters and whigsters and of course all you loyal Latinopians! Lots of great stuff this week. Our video is an interview with Haitian American author Phillipe Diederich. He has just published an important novel about the Cuban American experience you won’t want to miss. Sofrito, the savory Cuban sauce, is the title of the book and it follows a Cuban American estranged from the country of his birth back to Cuba where he discovers unexpected truths about his family and himself. Check out the video interview and also the Latinopia book review of Sofrito! The book is available through Cinco Punto Press and on Amazon.com
Our San Juan Puerto Rican blogger José Umpierre returns with his Burundanga Boricua blog, this week he reviews the new border drug war film Sicario. The review, of course, is in Spanish and English and as usual we are treated to Umpierre’s inimitable literary insights.
Our San Diego California blogger Barbara Zargoza returns with her South Bay Compass blog. This week she delivers the second in her series on San Diego lowriders, a tradition that we learn goes back forty years and more! And accompanying her article on lowriders is our video interview with the late great Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, a pioneering Chicano artist who explains the whole lowrider phenomenon and how it impacts Chicano art.
Angela Ortiz’s Photo of the Week is “The Pond.”
Enjoy your Latinopia week!