Carlos Granés (Colombia) is an essayist, with a doctorate in Social Anthropology from the Complutense University of Madrid. He will talk to Juan Carlos Pérez about his new book, Delirio americano: Una historia cultural y política de América Latina (2021). In an arc that takes us from the death of José Martí to the death of Fidel Castro, Delirio americano analyses a great variety of the cultural, political and ideological currents that have contributed to the invention of modern Latin America, from modernism and the Americanist avant-garde to political and cultural guerrilla wars, in order to end up by examining the most immediate present and the unexpected form in which the politics and culture of Latin America have influenced the entire world. In conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez.
Two authors of unsettling books will talk to the journalist Claudia Ivonne Hernández. With Dahlia de la Cerda (Mexico), a fiction writer, activist and philosopher, distinguished with various awards for literature and creative pursuits; the co-founder of the Morras Help Morras organization, a feminist collective that works from and for the periphery; and author of Perras de reserva (2022), a powerful collection of stories in which the writer reveals some of the most unjust aspects of the patriarchy. Our second guest is Bibiana Candia (Spain), author of the poetry books La rueda del hámster and Las trapecistas no tenemos novio, the short story collection El pie de Kafka and the narrative artefact Fe de erratas; her first novel, Azucre (2021), was chosen as one of the best fiction debuts by the El Cultural supplement of ABC newspaper (Spain). Azucre is a fascinating story, set in the 19th century, about a group of young people in Galicia where, suffering from hunger, they decide to emigrate to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations.
With the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
With the support of SDCELAR (Centro Santo Domingo para la Investigación sobre Latinoamérica en el Museo Británico)