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The Political is Personal: Roque Dalton’s Poetry

For the most part of history, the poet has spoken to a small circle of rulers who, on top of exerting economic, political, and military power over the toiling masses, also made themselves the ultimate arbiter of culture. 1,290 more words


Dead Stars by Álvaro Bisama - A Review

Dead Stars
Álvaro Bisama
Megan McDowell, trans

Álvaro Bisama’s Dead Stars is a fascinating take on a troubled woman’s failing attempt to survive political violence in Chile. 972 more words


'The Piano' by Anibal Monteiro Machado

The Piano by Anibal Monteiro Machado, 1944

The magic trick:

Writing a funny scene by creating an expectation of normalcy and then delivering the opposite result… 264 more words


The House of the Spirits

Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits was my very first introduction to Latin American literature. I was quite in awe when I first went into it, and by the middle of the book, I felt sure that I had fallen for it. 914 more words


Desencuentro review

Desencuentro/Disconnect–lectura recomendada

Nancy Alonso es una gran escritora cubana y lo demuestra en su libro Desencuentro (Disconnect). Este libro está compuesto de doce increíbles cuentos que dejan al lector impresionado con las metáforas y descripciones que usa la escritora . 172 more words


Tonight I Can Write

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Write, for example,’The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.’

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. 290 more words



by Jessica Sequeira

After FIFA suspended Uruguayan footballer Luis Suárez for “biting” Italian player Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during the World Cup, fans around the world raised questions about commissions and kickbacks. 1,657 more words