THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CHRISTINE GRANADOS “FIGHT LIKE A MAN,” ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA, “CALLIGRAPHY OF THE WITCH,” BURUNDANGA BORICUA ON TIME, SPACE AND THE PERSON AND SAL BALDENEGRO ON ‘SACRED GOALS.”
‘Sup Raza? This week we visit with two extraordinary writers, both originally from El Paso, Texas, as they toured Southern California reading at Skylight Books and Tia Chucha Bookstore. Christine Granados has just published her new book, Fight Like A Man And Other Stories We Tell Our Children. Granados, whose first novel Brides and Sinners in El Chuco won critical acclaim, recalls the legacy her mother left her when she passed on, a periwinkle blue address book. Check out Christine’s reading of “Addressed.” Alicia Gaspar de Alba is also out with a new book, Calligraphy of the Witch, which is set in 1683 and focuses on Concepción, a literate Mestiza who is kidnapped when pirates attack the port of Vera Cruz and is later sold into slavery in New England. Check out these literary masterpieces!
Also this week, our regular blogger José Umpierre brings us a new blog, this week focusing on “tiempo, espacio y persona.” Once again el Zocotroco looks at the deplorable condition of Puerto Rico and who is at fault. And also from our regular blogger, Sal Baldengro brings us an update on the federal court hearing set for next week on the issue of Mexican American Studies and the new docu-drama written and directed by Sal Baldenegro Jr. and Produced by Fausto Olmos-Reneria, “Sacred Goals.”. Don’t miss this important update on a case that is sure to have national impact.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!