Hay Festival Arequipa 2021 – Memoir

Are you in Arequipa? If you find yourself in the White City, you can see the live broadcasts of all of the events for free, on the big screen, comfortably seated at the Paraninfo de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, where you can enjoy the talks from 1 to 7 November.

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Event 22

Marie-Noëlle Hébert in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

The Body as a Battlefield

Escenario Digital Arequipa
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Marie-Noëlle Hébert (Canada) is a Canadian graphic designer and illustrator. Largely self-taught in this area, she also has experience as an art historian and a screenwriter. She is the author of a number of illustrations for the documentary Carricks - dans le sillage des Irlandais (2017, Viveka Melki). She recently published the autobiographical graphic novel My Body in Pieces, in which she reflects on the difficulties she experienced in terms of her attitude to her body from the age of eleven, when her father and the people around her started referring to her as fat, and how these difficulties lasted into her adult years. She will talk to Ingrid Bejerman.

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Event 29

Anahí de Cárdenas in conversation with Jimena Díaz Zapater

Fuck Cancer

Escenario Digital Arequipa
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The life of Anahí de Cárdenas was turned upside down in 2019 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, this Peruvian actor, singer and dancer has undergone a complex and transformational process of healing, undergoing a course of chemotherapy. In 2020 she created the digital festival Fuck Cáncer + Fuck COVID, a free musical event that raised funds to fight cancer and Covid-19. She has recorded this difficult but life-changing time in her book Fuck cancer, about which she will talk in conversation with the journalist Jimena Díaz Zapater.

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Event 44

Cesar Hildebrandt in conversation with Jan Martínez Ahrens

El País event

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César Hildebrandt is considered to be Peru’s most influential journalist. Over the course of his career, he has featured in over ten television programmes, he is the author of five books and also edits the magazine Hildebrandt en sus trece, a weekly publication that disseminates confrontational, documented, secular journalism. In 2021 Hildebrandt published a memoir entitled Confesiones de un inquisidor, in which he recounts and reflects on his career and his private life, from his days as a secondary school pupil to the impact of his work on Peruvian public opinion, his analysis of politics, his relationship with television and the media, his experience as a Peruvian abroad, and his view of his country’s past and present. This outstanding writer, journalist and thinker will talk to the editor of El País América, Jan Martínez Ahrens.

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