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Narratives of Violence in Colombian Literature
Colombia's history is a violent one. Different generations have described and defined their lifetimes in relation to one or another form of violence and this is apparent in the literature, from Gabriel García Márquez and beyond.
Relevant and Thought-Provoking: Frantz Fanon would be 92 this Year.
Psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and post-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon was born in Martinique in 1925 and died of leukemia at the young age of 36. He joined the Free French forces in 1943 before settling in North Africa, working as a psychiatrist in a small town in Algeria where he focused on the psychological effects of colonialism and decolonization on the native Algerian population. His work continues to inspire and provoke debate today.
7 Contemporary Colombian Authors who are not García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez is the international literary face of Colombia, and yes, every other Colombian author has read him. But there are many other authors that represent the country from different perspectives. Here are seven more great contemporary authors
On Authors, Publishers and Readers in Ecuador and in Latin America: an Interview with Planeta's Oswaldo Obregón
Oswaldo Obregón, Planeta publishing group's director in Ecuador, discusses authors, publishers and readers in Ecuador and in Latin America in general
Osvaldo Hurtado's Portrait of a Nation: Culture and Progress in Ecuador
In Osvaldo Hurtado's "Portrait of a Nation: Culture and Progress in Ecuador" the author argues that one main cause for the underdevelopment of the country is the continuity of cultural behavior that Ecuadorians inherited from their forefathers
Four Cosy Bookshops in Bogotá
Bogotá's nickname is the Athens of Latin America. But the parallel is far-fetched—Bogotá is unlike anywhere else. Here is a selection of four alternately cozy and vibrant independent bookshops to satisfy enquiring minds.
Latin American Literature: Overlapping Identities
Since the Spanish colonial ventures, Latin America has gone through a slow process of self-redefinition, a process that has left its mark in multiple literary texts, especially those produced after independence in the 1820s.