Antígona González: A Reading / Una Lectura

Please join DiverseWorks for a collective, choral reading of Antígona González (Les Figues Press, 2016) with author Sara Uribe and Houston-based women artists, writers, activists, and organizers. The reading will be in Spanish, with John Pluecker’s translations projected in English. Confirmed Readers: María Jimenez Jasminne Mendez Concepción Miranda Cristina RiveraGarza Christine Kovic Judith Santopietro Martina Grifaldo Vanessa Torres Julia De Leon Cindy Peña Silvia Chicas Longlisted for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award for poetry, Antígona González tells the story of one woman’s search for the body of her brother who was disappeared in the midst of the ongoing state and non-state violence associated with the war against drug trafficking in Mexico. The book interweaves this horrific narrative with those of other Antigones from across history: from Sophocles to Griselda Gambaro’s Antígona furiosa, Leopoldo Marechal’s Antígona Vélez, María Zambrano’s La tumba de Antígona, and Judith Butler’s Antigone’s Claim. Copies of the bilingual edition of the book will be available for purchase. Presented in collaboration with the Failure to Identify series.
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