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Film Focus: the ‘Neruda’ wild hunt, subverting the Biopic

Following Wednesday’s film screening, BristoLatino’s Film Edior, Joel Dwek, analyses Larraín’s techniques of subverting the biopic to present Chile’s most illustrious figure, Pablo Neruda There are, broadly speaking, two types of biopic (some, of course, don’t fit neatly into either of the following categories, like the offbeat Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There). The first, more […]

This Month We’re Reading….Frank Baez

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 modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Millie Corp is delving us into […]

A She-River Is Born, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

Chilean poet Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes is back on BristoLatino with another impacting piece of poetry. In December, we introduced you to her work with Wonder-Makers We Are,  and now we are lucky enough to be able to read A She-River Is Born.   In this poem, Consuelo makes obvious the inspiration she draws from the great […]

Wonder-Makers We Are, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

In 1992, writer, publisher and teacher, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, left Chile for the UK. She is an academic specialising in Sociology and Women’s Studies. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, heard Rivera-Fuentes read her poem, ‘Maravilladoras Somos’ at the Latin America Conference 2017 in London.   “Escribo poesía porque es vida y está en mi sangre. Pienso y siento que […]

An evening of music and poetry at Semana Cultural

On Tuesday 1st March, as part of Semana Cultural, we enjoyed a concert of outstanding music and poetry. Rebecca Wilson recounts the evening. The first act was a fusion of Brazilian and Malian music by Zé Kouyate and his quartet. Zé played the kamala n’goni, a young person’s harp from West Africa. We were introduced to his instrument, […]

Two Nights with Borges at the University of Bristol

Chloe Newman went along to a University of Bristol event about Jorge Luis Borges, the legendary Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and came away eager to learn more. In 1967 at Harvard University, an almost fully blind Borges gave a series of Norton lectures entitled “This Craft of Verse”. This October, at the University of Bristol, […]