Discover some of Canada's best-known Latinx writers as we celebrate Latin American Heritage Month this October.
Mexican-Canadian Martha Batiz has crafted, in her first collection written in English, visceral stories with piercing and evocative qualities.
In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation-a Kurdish freedom-fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past. Refusing to be bound by style, genre, or language, Alejandro Saravia captures the tumultuous existence of the exile.
A novel in verse about a Salvadorian boy and his family as they join a caravan heading to the United States.
A story that spans over seventy years in the life of the Martinez family, from their life in Chile before the 1973 military coup to the horror that ensued; their flight to Canada as political refugees, and back to Chile again as Sol joins the underground resistance movement and looks for the remains of her disappeared husband.
Find other books by Carmen Rodríguez.
A stunning follow-up to Carmen Aguirre's bestselling and Canada Reads-winning first book, Something Fierce. Mexican Hooker #1 is a powerful, heartfelt and grippingly honest memoir of finding meaning in life and one's voice as an artist, and of developing the strength to confront and overcome a childhood trauma.
For children. In many parts of the world, children live with violence and fear instead of having the full and free life they deserve. The art of Mexican illustrators is brought together in a book that gives children a way to talk about their fears and a reason for hope.
Powerful poems about dealing wtih breast cancer.Text in Spanish with parallel English translations.
Spanish. The story of an immigrant who comes from Buenos Aires to Ottawa and does not find a real place to have a good coffee. The main character describes his perceptions of the coffee shops he visits, the people, the weather, the city and much more of this new environment in which he now lives.
A Canada Reads 2012: True Stories Contender and long-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. A gripping, darkly comic first-hand account of a young underground revolutionary during the Pinochet dictatorship in 1980s Chile.