“Literary Cartography of the Caribbean: Women writers 500 years later”

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The Reading Club “Una habitación propia” [A room of one’s own]—hosted by the Department of Equality of the City Council of Avilés, Spain—has programmed a new series focusing on women writers of the Caribbean: “Cartografía literaria del Caribe: La voz de las narradoras 500 años después” [Literary Cartography of the Caribbean: Women narrators’ voices 500 years later]. The first session, a discussion of Maryse Condé’s Corazón que ríe, corazón que llora. Cuentos verdaderos de mi infancia [Tales from the heart: true stories from my childhood, originally Le Coeur à rire et à pleurer: Souvenirs de mon enfance], will take place on September 16, 2019, at 6:00pm, at Palacio de Valdecarzana (2nd floor). See the original article for full biographies of the authors to be discussed. Asturias Mundial reports:

Caribbean women writers star in the new cycle of the Reading Club “Una habitación propia” [A room of one’s own], which has scheduled six readings, with the first session on September 16.

This edition is entitled “Literary Cartography of the Caribbean: The voice of the narrators 500 years later,” focusing on literature by Caribbean women in commemoration of the fifth centenary of Pedro Menéndez. The club will read works by Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, Wendy Guerra, Lydia Cabrera, Rita Indiana, and Ana Lydia Vega. There will be four meetings, which will take place on the second floor of the Palacio de Valdecarzana, starting at 6:00pm; to participate it is necessary to register via email at asaez@aviles.es and to have read the book. The first meeting will take place on September 16, 2019, at 6:00pm, at Palacio de Valdecarzana (2nd floor).

The authors and the readings of this first cycle of 2019-2020, are the following:

September 16. Maryse Condé (Guadalupe) “Corazón que ríe, corazón que llora. Cuentos verdaderos de mi infancia” [Tales from the heart: true stories from my childhood]

October 7. Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua & Barbuda) “Autobiografía de madre” [Autobiography of My Mother]

November 11. Wendy Guerra (Cuba) “Negra” [Black Woman] and Lydia Cabrera (Cuba), “Cuentos negros de Cuba” [Black Stories from Cuba].

December 16. Rita Indiana (Dominican Republic) “Papi” and Ana Lydia Vega (Puerto Rico) “Selección de cuentos” [short story selection].

[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention. Excerpts translated by Ivette Romero. For original article, see http://www.asturiasmundial.com/noticia/109891/programado-ciclo-club-lectura-cartografia-literaria-caribe-voz-narradoras-500-anos-despues

Also see “Las escritoras caribeñas protagonizan el nuevo ciclo del Club de Lectura”
https://www.lne.es/aviles/2019/09/03/nueva-edicion-club-lectura-estara/2524308.html
https://www.lne.es/aviles/2019/09/04/escritoras-caribenas-protagonizan-nuevo-ciclo/2524648.html]

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