Irizelma Robles Alvarez’s La marejada de los muertos: Tradición oral de los Pescadores de la costa norte de Puerto Rico [The Tide of the Dead: Oral Tradition of Fishermen of the Northern Coast of Puerto Rico] will be launched on August 26, 2009, at 7:00pm. Hosted by the Center for Social Research of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, the book will be presented by Drs. Jorge Duany and Aurea María Sotomayor.
La marejada de los muertos brings together cultural anthropological research and literature. Robles Álvarez explores the metaphoric language and the ideas, beliefs, and representations that local fishermen communicate about their world, placing it within the framework of theoretical analysis and current anthropological works.
Born in Puerto Rico, educator, ethnologist, and poet Irizelma Robles Álvarez holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Mesoamerican Studies from the Autonomous University of Mexico. She is a professor in the Department of Languages at the Inter American University in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She is also the author of De pez ida (2003) and Isla Mujeres (2008).
For more information, see http://graduados.uprrp.edu/noticias/julio_2009/marejada_muertos.html