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Creative Counterpoints 2021: Uprooted/Translated
Broadcasts from the Border
This week, Meena interviews Valeria Luiselli, an author and essayist who has chronicled the journeys of unaccompanied children from Central America to the United States in her 2017 essay, “Tell Me How It Ends” and her 2019 novel, “Lost Children Archive.” We talk about finding inspiration for her writing, how translation plays a role in her books, and what she imagines her future writing will look like.
Valeria Luiselli Articles
Valeria Luiselli’s ‘Lost Children Archive’ Maps A Family's Journey Through The America Of The Child Refugee Crisis
Delgado, Denise. "Valeria Luiselli’s ‘Lost Children Archive’ Maps A Family's Journey Through The America Of The Child Refugee Crisis". WBUR The Artery. February 12, 2019.
Valeria Luiselli: 'Children chase after life, even if it ends up killing them'
Brockes, Emma. "Children chase after life, even if it ends up killing them". The Guardian. March 8, 2019.
Death oft he Pioneer Myth
Kisner, Jordan. "Death of the Pioneer Myth: A remarkable novel, Lost Children Archive, and a work of history, The End of the Myth, reckon with a walled border". The Atlantic. May 2019
Valeria Luiselli on Democracy Now
Scherezade Garcia's The Pinata
Scherezade Garcia Articles
Bearing Witness to Genocide: The 1937 Haitian Massacre and Border of Lights
Paulino Edward, and García Scherezade. “Bearing Witness to Genocide: The 1937 Haitian Massacre and Border of Lights.” Afro-Hispanic Review, vol. 32, no. 2, Oct. 2013, pp. 111–118.
Embodying Hispañola: Urban Performance on and Around the Dominican-Haitian Borderland
Dardashti, Abigail Lapin. “Embodying Hispañola: Urban Performance on and Around the Dominican-Haitian Borderland.” Public Art Dialogue, vol. 6, no. 2, Nov. 2016, pp. 253–272.
Fuentes, Elvis. “Scherezade García.” Art Nexus, vol. 6, no. 64, Apr. 2007, pp. 139–140.
Scherezade Garcia Website
Scherezade Garcia on the Brad Show
From This Side of the Atlantic
Herrera, Olga. Scherezade Garcia: From this Side of the Atlantic. Washington, DC: Museum of the Americas, 2020.