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Truth and Memory in Peru: A Conversation with Jesús Cossio

Alexander Hill speaks to Peruvian comic book artist Jesús Cossio. The artist sheds light on his work which documents Peru’s bloody recent history.  17 May 1980 marked the start of the bloodiest war in Peruvian history. It was an internal conflict in which 69,280 Peruvians lost their lives as victims of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, massacres, and […]

This month we’re reading… Short Walks from Bogotá

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, Tilly Compton delves into Tom Feiling’s enthralling journey through Colombia’s […]

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 […]

The true story behind the missing 43 students: Anabel Hernández in conversation

At a talk organised by English PEN at the Free Word Centre in London, English journalist Gaby wood spoke with Mexican investigative reporter Anabel Hernández about the newly released English translation of her book, The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students. Hernández discussed her research into this unsolved mystery, and the evidence she found […]

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 […]

Reopening Chile’s legendary publishing house Editorial Nascimento

BristoLatino’s Edie Essex Barrett is currently on her year abroad in Santiago, Chile, working to relaunch the old publishing house: Editorial Nascimento. The literary brilliance of prominent Latin American poets such as Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral continues to be acknowledged and celebrated across the globe. However, their extensive successes and bibliographies make it too […]

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 […]