Magic and Mysticism in Latino Literature
Published on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:04pm
In honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, authors Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa and Lyn Di Iorio will read from their novels and discuss the origins of Latino spiritual rituals and describe how such practices are expressed through plot and character in their work.
Llanos-Figueroa is the award-winning author of Daughters of the Stone, a sweeping historical novel that details five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the 18th to the 20th century. Beginning with the African slave Fela, each mother passes onto her daughter a spiritual legacy that shapes each of their lives. Visit Llanos-Figueroa's website for more information.
Lyn Di Iorio is the acclaimed author of Outside the Bones, a provocative tale of love, murder and mystery steeped in the Afro-Cuban religion of palo monte. Mixing humor, eroticism and African spiritual history, Outside the Bones takes readers on an amazing journey through New York’s Upper West Side, Central Park and Puerto Rico. Visit the Outside the Bones website for more information.
Please join us for an enlightening and entertaining afternoon. This event is being produced by More Than Words, a New York city-based marketing communications agency. Mahogany Books is the official bookseller for this event. Customers must present a Mahogany Books receipt before their book is signed.
This event is free and open to the public.
Martin Luther King, Jr.Memorial Library
901 G Street N.W.
Saturday, November 19
1-4:30 p.m. in Room A-5