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Isaac Norris

HOW ONE FESTIVAL IS REVOLUTIONISING THE PERIPHERIES OF SÃO PAULO

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about an exciting new comic event in São Paulo which he went to on Sunday and what it means for the people.   Brazil’s cultural capital, São Paulo, inaugurated its first-ever comic festival in the peripheries on Sunday. Located in Capão Redondo, one of the most notoriously violent areas of […]

FLAWA: A Brand New Arts Festival Celebrating Latin American Women comes to London

This May, London will host its first ever festival celebrating the talents of Latin American women in film, music, literature and art. Running from the 15th-19th of May, FLAWA will be a jam-packed weekend of carefully-curated events held in unique venues across London, such as the 18thcentury renovated cinema Rich Mix and the live music venue […]

This month we’re reading… A Collection of Dark Stories from Central America

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Isaac Norris explores an anthology of  harrowing Central American […]

Mesmerizing soundscapes at MUTEK México 2018

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris attended this year’s edition of MUTEK México (19-25 Nov), an annual music festival held in the sprawling capital city. MUTEK festival is the biggest platform for innovative audiovisual experiences in Mexico. Over the past 15 years its devoted team of organizers have created an impeccable line-up year after year, always discovering unique venues […]

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The Central American migrant caravan in Mexico: one month on the road

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris visited the Estadio Palillo in Mexico City last week, a stadium which temporarily housed Central American migrants en route to the US border.   On the 12th October, 2018, around 7,000 migrants hailing predominately from Honduras began the gruelling journey from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, towards the United States. Since then, various other […]

German Andino’s graphic novels unmask gang violence in Honduras

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris delves into the innovative comic of the Honduran artist German Andino, the first ever graphic novel in Central America.   Transformar números en barcos piratas (Transforming Numbers into Pirate Ships), by the Honduran illustrator and reporter German Andino, is the first chapter of a series titled El hábito de la […]

MÉXICO CONTRA BOLSONARO: STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRAZIL

With just days to go before Brazil’s extremely contentious final round of elections, Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris joined the public rally in Mexico City to stand in solidarity with Brazil.   Last Sunday, exactly one week before the most important and increasingly antagonistic presidential election in Brazilian history, Mexico City’s emblematic Ángel de la […]

This month we’re reading…Reinaldo Arenas

Every month, we tell you which Latin American authors we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about Reinaldo Arenas, an LGBT […]

DJ Cigarra: Leading the way for a female-fuelled future

Hailing from Brazil’s hectic yet culturally vibrant megalopolis, São Paulo, Ágatha Barbosa a.k.a Cigarra is a strikingly accomplished individual; a DJ, VJ, producer and events organiser who now resides in Lisbon, a city with a burgeoning musical scene. BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris speaks to the musician about São Paulo’s underground movement, her Tropical Twista Records label, […]