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Drama on the Border: Readings with author Marc Zimmerman
Date Thursday November 08
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorThe Green Arcade
Emailpatrick [at]
Location Details
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Author Marc Zimmerman reads from his new book Sandino on the Border which centers on Ben’s relation to Helena, a Nicaraguan woman who searches for personal and professional growth in the context of the Central American struggle during the Cold War on the U.S.-Mexican border and beyond—all in the shadow of Nicaraguan national hero, César Augusto Sandino. The story also involves Helena’s uncle, who coordinates Sandinista-related border crossings; her mother, who smuggles clothes from San Diego to Mexico City; her aunt who fails to keep her son’s family from falling apart in L.A.; a grandmother smuggled across the border and expressing wonder at the MacDonaldized world she beholds.

Written with humor, irony and a feel for border pain and pathos, Sandino on the Border anticipates key border themes developing long before the current age of deportations and the talk of building a wall. This book is a sequel to Lines on the Border.

Marc Zimmerman is an author of Latino Literature and recent works of Mexican/Latino themed fiction, Professor Emeritus of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago and of World Cultures and Literatures at the University of Houston.

Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 2nd, 2018 3:19 PM

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