Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 programme. This celebration of literature, culture and ideas will run 9-12 November, presenting 109 activities with 145 guests from 15 countries. We will offer 17 talks and workshops for students at the Hay Joven programme and 7 events for children at Hay Festivalito.
Hay Forum Moquegua will take place on 8 November with four activities on education and current affairs.
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How can we educate people so they can better face the challenges of the future in a context of historical social inequality, discrimination and precarity? In Desde el corazón de la educación rural, the communicator Daniela Rotalde (Peru) deals with one of the key matters for the country’s development in a work based on hundreds of interviews carried out in educational communities in four districts of Huari, Áncash. De ilusiones, conquistas y olvidos, written by the anthropologist Francesca Uccelli Labarthe together with Carmen Montero, analyses the real capacity of the Peruvian State to offer a high-quality universal education to the rural population. Daniela Rotalde and Francesca Uccelli, in conversation with José Martín Vegas Torres, will talk about the failings of current social programmes and will offer proposals for dealing with one of the major challenges facing the national education system.
The Peruvian writer Gustavo Rodríguez presents Cien cuyes, winner of the prestigious Alfaguara Novel Prize in 2023. This is a story in which Rodríguez brilliantly combines comedy and tragedy to examine one of our society’s most sensitive issues: aging and the physical and mental deterioration it brings. This he does through the eyes of Eufrasia, a protagonist who goes from one end of the city of Lima to the other in order to look after elderly people who depend on her care, and to whom they entrust certain tasks that only she is willing to carry out. In conversation with Giovanni Barletti.
Emma Graham-Harrison (United Kingdom) is an award-winning reporter who works as an international correspondent for The Observer and The Guardian newspapers. She has covered conflicts in Zimbabwe, Iraq, Syria and, currently, Ukraine. On this occasion, she will talk to Luis del Carpio about her work as a reporter in the different regions of the world that she has travelled to, as well as the difficulties of working in this profession and some ideas about what the future will bring. In conversation with Walter Mello.
How big is the task of restructuring education in Peru? How important is it to have personnel who are committed to their public task? Is it possible to redirect the critical situation of the education sector? The former Minister of Education, Jaime Saavedra (Peru), Human Development Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, responds to these and other vital questions in Estamos tarde: Una memoria para recobrar la educación in Perú. At this event with Francesca Uccelli Labarthe, the author will talk about the magnitude of the challenge of restructuring education in Peru, highlighting the participation of good public workers and exploring the options for reforming a system that is key to developing the country.