Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 – Indigenous Cultures

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 1

Carmen Pachas Piélago and Roberto Zariquiey in conversation with Jorge Bedregal la Vera

Fiction in indigenous languages

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Where is the literary and storytelling tradition of the indigenous peoples kept? How can we access contemporary literary work in indigenous languages? Carmen Pachas Piélago offers an informative, entertaining view of the indigenous peoples of Old Peru through fiction, connecting children with our identity. Roberto Daniel Zariquiey Biondi is an expert in the indigenous languages of Peru and a researcher into the Amazon languages. He has a doctorate in Linguistics from the University of La Trobe in Australia and teaches at the PUCP’s Department of Humanities, Linguistics and Literature. He is also a researcher with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Germany), Zurich University and the National Geographic Society. In conversation with the historian Jorge Bedregal la Vera.

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Event HJ10

Manuel Cornejo Chaparro and Andrea Díaz Cardona

The rubber tree holocaust

Universidad Continental
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Screening of the BBC Mundo documentary Los sobrevivientes del holocausto del caucho en Colombia, which portrays a not very well remembered part of our recent past. It is a story of enslavement and annihilation, which reduced the population of La Correra (Colombia) from 100 thousand to 64 people. In this conversation, the journalist and filmmaker Andrea Díaz Cardona and the director of the Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica, Manuel Cornejo Chaparro, will talk about the topics addressed in the film in the context of the role Peru played, particularly Iquitos, in the rubber business.

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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 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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