THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUIS ALBERTO URREA READS FROM HIS NEW NOVEL, GOOD NIGHT, IRENE. RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON EARLY SAN ANTONIO NEWSPAPER LA PRENSA, MIS PENSAMIENTOS WITH ALFREDO SANTOS AND THE MUSIC QUETZAL PERFORMS “MIGRA.”
Luis Alberto Urrea is the acclaimed author of the non-fiction The Devil’s Highway which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His fiction novels include The Hummingbird’s Daughter and The House of Broken Angels. His most recent novel, which has earned notice on the New York Times Best Seller list, is Good Night, Irene. The novel is based on the experiences of his mother, who was a red cross nurse during World War Two. Urrea read from his novel at Vroman’s bookstore on June 8, 2023. We post here the reading, which he did from memory, in two parts. Be sure to check it out!
This week, Dr. Ricardo Romo looks at the early history of Spanish language newspapers in San Antonio and in particular, the pioneering work of editor/publisher Ignacio E. Lozano. As you read about Lozano, you realize how truly pioneering his work was in establishing a voice for the Spanish language community in San Antonio in the early years.
Alfredo Santos returns with his Mis Pensamientos summary of this month’s La Voz magazine contents. We provide the following link for you to read the entire issue which is full of information about events and people in Austin/San Antonio Texas.
And lastly but not least we reprise a performance by the east Los Angeles group Quetzal as they perform their original song, “Migra.”
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!