Hay Festival Arequipa 2022

Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 programme. After two digital editions, this year we're back in person, with multiple events in different venues around the city.

Hay Forum Moquegua will also take place in person. You can fin the Forum programme here.

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Event 51

Piedad Bonnett in conversation with Katya Adaui

Qué hacer con estos pedazos

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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After writing two books of poetry, Daniel: Voces en duelo, oficio poético (2020) and Lo terrible es el borde (2021), the acclaimed writer Piedad Bonnett (Colombia) returns to the novel, a form that she has not published since 2018 and her last work of fiction, Donde nadie me espere. She returns with a story about a woman, daily life and abuse in Qué hacer con estos pedazos (2022), which, starting from an apparently banal and unremarkable event (the refurbishment of a kitchen), creates a sketch of settled and dangerous dissatisfaction, and of women who are hemmed in by different kinds of mistreatment and silences. She will talk to the writer Katya Adaui.

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Event 52

Carolina Robino and Inés Santaeulalia in conversation with Patricia del Río

What is happening in the Americas?

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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America is a diverse continent, but it has problems that are common throughout it, and also great mobility in terms of goods, people and cultural tendencies. In conversation with Patricia del Río, two journalists who report on the continent tell us what is happening and what they have been investigating recently. With Carolina Robino, from BBC Mundo; and Inés Santaeulalia, from El País América.

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Event 53

Carmen McEvoy, Marcel Velázquez and Fabiola Vergara

Juan Basilio Cortegana: history, memory and heritage

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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The 13 manuscripts that constitute Juan Basilio Cortegana’s Historia del Perú make up a unique and diligently prepared work that tells the history of the country from the Inca period to 1827, the year of the first presidential election and the second Constitutional Congress. Cortegana emphasises the formation of the republic, a foundational process in which the author was a witness and actor. Cortegana, from Cajamarca, was a soldier in Junín and Ayacucho and an empirical historian who created a work with many links and intertextualities, but he expresses passionately an affirmation for an independent Peru as well as the country’s continuities with the past. This round table is called on the occasion of the publication in five volumes of the Historia del Peru, a selection of texts written by Cortegana, a publishing project promoted by the BBVA Foundation and the National Library of Peru, supervised by Marcel Velazquez and Carmen McEvoy. They will talk about the meanings of historical memory, the workings of these writings, with their framed voices and the declaration of the manuscripts as Historical Heritage of the Nation. With the essayist Marcel Velazquez, the historian and writer Carmen McEvoy and the Institutional Head of the National Library of Peru, Fabiola Vergara.

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Event 54

Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco in conversation with Jorge Turpo

Travel writers

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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The Argentinean journalists Federico Bianchini and Ernesto Picco were the recipients of the Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant in 2016 and 2019, respectively. This award has been granted by the Gabo Foundation and the Hay Festival since 2014, after the death of the renowned travel writer Michael Jacobs. Federico Bianchini has contributed to media outlets such as Clarín, La Razón, Gatopardo, Letras Libres, Etiqueta Negra and Courrier International, and is the author of the outstanding book Antártida (2016), a testimony of a journey that he made to one of the 13 Argentinean bases in the Antarctic. Ernesto Picco has a doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, lectures at the Santiago del Estero National University and has contributed to publications including Crisis, Anfibia, Tucumán Zeta and Subida de Línea. As an independent writer, he has written about Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Falkland Islands. Both will talk about the profession of wandering journalist with Jorge Turpo, an RPP reporter.

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Event HF8

Gioconda Belli and Claudia Piñeiro in conversation with Cynthia Rodríguez

Of course it is literature…for young people!

Plaza San Francisco
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Children’s literature is a genre that is dedicated to a very specific public: those going through infancy. The quality of its content and relevance in terms of the intellectual and emotional education of young children are crucial. Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua) and Claudia Piñeiro (Argentina), two outstanding Latin American authors, will talk about their experiences writing for this particular readership together with the promotor of children’s literature Cynthia Rodríguez (Venezuela/Canada).

Event for parents and educators
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Event 55

Rafael Dumett in conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Rafael Dumett (Peru) is the author of the extraordinary novel El espía del inca, a bestseller and literary phenomenon. It tells the story of a member of the Inca Empire’s secret service who is called upon to rescue the Emperor Atahualpa, who has been taken captive by a group of foreigners. This novel’s historical rigor is capable of transporting the reader to one of the most decisive moments in the history of Peru and indeed the whole of the Americas: the conquest of Inca territory. He studied Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and Theatre at the Teatro de la Universidad Católica and at the Sorbonne in Paris. Dumett will talk about his novel, the craft of writing, and he will share details about his new book, to be published in 2023, in conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz, the El País journalist.

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Event 56

César Rendueles in conversation with Mariana Sánchez Aizcorbe

Equality of opportunities?

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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A doctor in Philosophy and lecturer in Sociology at Madrid’s Complutense University, César Rendueles has worked extensively as a translator, editing classic works of philosophy by Walter Benjamin, Jeremy Bentham and Karl Marx, and is the author of the books Sociofobia (2013) and Capitalismo canalla (2015). His most recent work is Contra la igualdad de oportunidades (2020), a text that explores the development of equality in different social contexts, from gender equality to culture, work, family and education, and which examines concepts such as the one we know as “equality of opportunities”, the value that we give as a society to individual liberties and the reigning inequalities that threaten true democracy. He will be in conversation with Mariana Sánchez Aizcorbe.

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Event 57

Eduardo Tokeshi in conversation with Kathy Serrano

Sanzu

UNSA (Paraninfo)
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Peru is a country of migrants and immigrants. The social and cultural fabric is a mixture of cultures and experiences of geographical displacement, both inside and outside the country. We talk to the acclaimed Peruvian writer Eduardo Tokeshi, a poet, fiction writer and visual artist, and also a grandson of Japanese immigrants, about his recently published Sanzu. This is an illustrated work that explores the author’s roots, revealing his facets both as writer and as illustrator through the power of his words and artwork. In conversation with Kathy Serrano, a writer born in Venezuela and resident in Peru.

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Event 58

Carmen Pachas Piélago and Cynthia Rodríguez in conversation with Ingrid Bejerman

Indigenous worldviews: cultural heritage in children’s literature

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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Literature for children is a key ingredient for fixing and maintaining our language and culture for the generations that follow. Carmen Pachas Piélago, a writer and investigator into ancient Peru matters, and Cynthia Rodríguez, a promotor of children’s literature and of Spanish as an inherited language in Canada, will talk to the journalist Ingrid Bejerman about how to take on the responsibility of preserving this valuable legacy through reading literature aimed at child readerships.

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Event HF9

Adela Muñoz Páez

Women scientists: the past, the present and the future

Plaza San Francisco
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Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain) is one of the most brilliant essayists writing today. A professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Seville University, her other great passion is women scientists. She is the creator of Científicas: Pasado, Presente y Futuro, a series of dramatic representations aimed at school children aged between 8 and 14. At this event, we will see some of these works and find out from the scientist Muñoz why her work has been so important.

Ages 8 to 14
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Adela Muñoz Páez

Event 59

Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Velia Vidal and Joseph Zárate in conversation with Nereida Apaza Mamani

Untold Microcosms

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum is an anthology of tales, a joint project involving the British Museum and Hay Festival, which explores 10,000 years of American history. A group of writers examines narratives on the past through the never-before-seen collection of Latin American objects in the British Museum. Three of these writers, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (Argentina), author of Las aventuras de la China Iron (2017); Velia Vidal (Colombia), author of Aguas de estuario (2020); and Joseph Zárate (Peru), author of Algo nuestro sobre la tierra (2021), will talk to the visual artist Nereida Apaza Mamani about the anthology published by Anagrama, which mixes rigorous investigation and fiction in order to help us better understand our history and to try to fill in the blanks that the historical record has left us.

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Event 61

Carlos Herrera and Gonzalo Celorio in conversation with Alonso Ruiz Rosas

Spanish in the world and the world in Spanish

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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Two authors will talk about the Spanish-language universe. As a homage to the next Language Congress in Arequipa, the Mexican writer Gonzalo Celorio and the Arequipa writer Carlos Herrera will talk to Alonso Ruiz Rosas about the diversity of Spanish, the richness of a language spoken all over the world, but particularly linked to Latin America; cultural traditions, scientific discoveries and major literary landmarks in the language that unites us.

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Event 62

Carmen McEvoy and Dante Trujillo in conversation with Ricardo Sumalavia

Reflecting on today's Peru from its turbulent origins

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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Historian Carmen McEvoy is the author of Patrias andinas, patrias citadinas, and book that analyses the years of the independence and early years of the republic of Peru, from a plural perspective: from the point of view of the capital and from the point of view of the interior of the country, and it tries to track the political and social DNA of Peru to understand its current situation. The writer and literary critic Dante Trujillo is the author of Una historia breve, extraña y brutal, about a fascinating historical event: the killing of the Gutiérrez brothers, which took place in 1872. They will talk to will talk to Ricardo Sumalavia about their respective books, from which they will also reflect on current day Peru.

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Event HF10

Yero Chuquicaña

Plaza San Francisco
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The writer, journalist and illustrator Yero Chuquicaña studied Literature and Linguistics at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín in Arequipa. He has published the books of short stories Falsos cuentos: La primera vez que alguien te habló de mí (2017), Peruanos de segunda mano (2019) and ¿Qué carajo es el amor? (2021). In 2017 he won the National Literature Prize in the children/young adult category for his book Falsos cuentos: Taca-Taca, and in 2021 he won the Nuestros relatos contest, organized by the Proyecto Especial Bicentenario de la Independencia del Perú. His most recent book is Un zorro en la ciudad, the story of a fox from the Andes that ends up in a busy city.

Ages 8 to 10
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Yero Chuquicaña

Event 63

Susana Baca in conversation with Jeremías Gamboa

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Singer-songwriter, dancer, researcher, teacher and key figure in Afro-Peruvian music, Susana Baca is one of Peru’s most loved and admired artists. She has been the country’s Minister of Culture, Chair of the OAS’ Inter-American Committee on Culture, and three-time winner of the Latin Grammy award. Over the course of her career she has made 15 albums. This year she presents her memoire, Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón. In conversation with Jeremías Gamboa.

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Event 64

Farid Kahhat in conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz

Imagine: Democracy. Why we should understand geopolitics

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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Twelve years ago, the magazine Foreign Policy published an article entitled “Best. Decade, Ever” indicating an optimism that sees an inevitable progress over time, with all our social, political and economic challenges gradually overcome. By contrast, with the tense international relationships involving Russia, the Ukraine, China and the United States meaning the whole world is on tenterhooks, as well as war, increases in poverty, threats to democracy and the pandemic, these predictions leave much to be desired. In the book Tiempos violentos. Rusia, Ucrania, China, Estados Unidos y el nuevo desorden mundial, Farid Kahhat, a Sociology graduate from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and a doctor in Governability from the University of Texas, analyses three phenomena that confirm this idea of backward movement: the rise of the radical right, conflicts between the United States and China, and the pandemic. In conversation with David Marcial Pérez Muñoz, journalist with El País newspaper.

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Event 65

Gonzalo Celorio in conversation with Teresa Ruiz Rosas

Mentideros de la memoria

UNSA (Sala Mariano Melgar)
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The acclaimed writer, publisher and literary critic Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico) will present his most recent work, Mentideros de la memoria (2022), which is a compilation of anecdotes about meetings with some of the greats of Latin American literature, including Arreola, Cortázar, Rulfo, Fuentes, Monterroso and García Márquez, whom he had the privilege to meet. Making use of fiction, essay and memoire, Celorio gives us a mixture of humour, homage and literary criticism, revealing his profound passion for literature. In conversation with Teresa Ruiz Rosas.

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Event 66

Ruhuan Huarca, Sandra Linares and Guillermo Rivas in conversation with Alonso Rabí

Talento Editorial: Celebrating bookshops

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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The role of booksellers in the cultural sector is key: the guidance and recommendations of a good bookseller can act to support readers, publicise authors and, in general, keep alive the link between those who read and those who write. At this event, Ruhuan Huarca, from Fabla Salvaje; Sandra Linares, from Librera de Maletera, and Guillermo Rivas, from Book Vivant, will talk to the cultural journalist and writer Alonso Rabí about their bookselling projects, the recently founded association APLI, which is composed of bookshops from all over the country, and why selling books can be the world’s most beautiful profession.

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