THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: MACEO MONTOYA’S ON PREPARATORY NOTES FOR FUTURE MASTERPIECES, BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON “BETWEEN SURPRISE AND INDIGNATION,” RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT “COMING TO AMERICA IN 1598: A LATINO STORY” AND MACEO MONTOYA READ FROM “PREPARATORY NOTES.”
This week we visit with acclaimed Chicano author and graphic artist Maceo Montoya. In our two Pláticas, Maceo talks about his new novel, Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces which has been compared to Don Quixote and Alice in Wonderland. He also reads from the manuscript. The novel is truly “novel” in the sense of something new and different in content and style. A real tour de force. Check out the videos.
Also this week, Burundanga Boricua returns as José Umpierre takes a look at the resurgence of none other than Ricardo Rosselló. In spite of having been run out of office last summer, Rosselló returns as one of the delegates to promote Puertorican Statehood in the Congressional debates. And you thought you had seen it all! The article is in Spanish.
And Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report this week is on Coming to America in 1598: A Latino Story. Romo traces his ancestry back to Spain through the person of Miguel Sanchez Saenz. We hear of the immigrant experience daily but here it is in the way back. Fascinating
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!
As always tending the fires of Latinopia,
Your Tia Tenopia