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Red Ants with Pergentino Jose

Book with author

Date: September 22, 2020

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Zoom. Register here.

Note: Registration is required.

A literary triumph by a member of the Mexico20 (the list that boasts Valeria Luiselli and Carlos Velasquez, among others), Red Ants is the first-ever literary translation from the Sierra Zapotec. This vibrant collection of short stories by one of Mexico’s most promising young authors updates magical realism for the 21st century. Red Ants paints a candid picture of indigenous Mexican life—an essential counterpoint to cultural products of the colonial gaze. José’s fantastical stories tackle themes of family, love, and independence in his signature style: unapologetically personal, coolly emotional, and always surprising.


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Last Updated: 11/4/21