Los Cristales de la Sal (Paperback)

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El Caribe es un ombligo, profundo, infinito.... susurro. Me aprietan unos m sculos firmes, me hace cosquillas la brisa de un aliento fresco. Tiembla San Andr's extasiada. Y tiemblo yo.

A mil doscientas millas de tierra firme, resistencia raizal, turistas descuidados, y una historia embarrada sobre la conquista convergen para Victoria, quien vuelve a su hogar desde la Ciudad de M xico lista para descifrarse a's misma y al lugar de donde viene.

Regresar a san Andr's hace que Victoria Baruq cuestione su relaci n con la isla. Una foto inquietante de sus tatarabuelos y el raro encuentro con Maa Josephine, una anciana raizal a quien conoce frente a la First Baptiste Church, son algunos de los detonantes que empiezan a revelar detalles de sus or genes. Su pasado no solo la pone en contacto con la desconocida historia de la isla, sino tambi n con los movimientos sociales que, entre zouk y calipso, celebran la identidad raizal, hacen thinking rundowns, resisten.Esta obra fue ganadora del Premio de Novela Elisa M jica 2018 (Colombia).

Five hundred miles from mainland Colombia, grassroots resistance, sloppy vacationers, and a muddy history of conquest converge for Ver nica, returning after living in Mexico City, ready to understand herself and the place she came from.

San Andr's rises gently from the Caribbean, part of Colombia but closer to Nicaragua, the largest island in an archipelago claimed by the Spanish, colonized by the Puritans, worked by slaves, and home to Arab traders, migrants from the mainland, and the descendants of everyone who came before.

For Victoria - whose origins on the island go back generations, but whose identity is contested by her accent, her skin colour, her years far away - the sunburnt tourists, sewage blooms, sudden storms, and 'thinking rundowns' where liberation is plotted and dinner served from a giant communal pot, bring her into vivid, intimate contact with the island she thought she knew, her own history, and the possibility for a real future for herself and San Andr's.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781913867379
ISBN-10: 1913867374
Publisher: Charco Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2022
Pages: 216
Language: Spanish