Event HF1

Jumko Ogata Aguilar in conversation with Tere Alcántara

Ixi xniyu chinu. Mi pelo chino

Venue: Museo de la Ciudad (Espacio Hay Festival)

The main character of Mi pelo chino says that she used to find her curly hair annoying because it was unlike the hair of other girls her age. However, one day her grandfather teaches her the special care that her Chinese hair needs, and all the hairstyle possibilities it offers, because this shows how she can be beautiful in different ways. This is a story about the construction of an identity in peoples who have traditionally been ignored in national cultural production. Jumko Ogata Aguilar (Mexico) is a writer and an Afro-Mexican anti-racism activist. Originally from Veracruz, she studied Latin American Studies at the UNAM. She writes fiction, essays and film criticism. Her writings have been published in the Revista de la Universidad de México and by the British Council in Mexico, and she writes a column for Coolhuntermx. She contributed to the anthology of feminist texts Tsunami 2, published by Sexto Piso in 2020. She will talk to Tere Alcántara.

Ages 7 and over
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Jumko Ogata Aguilar in conversation with Tere Alcántara

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Poder Ejecutivo del Estado de Querétaro
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