Our Spanish-language reading group returns for autumn 2023 with Mariana Travacio’s Quebrada, Valeria Tentoni’s El color favorito and Greta García’s Solo quería bailar. Three texts, all written by Spanish-speaking women, yet all with wildly different preoccupations. Quebrada is a novel set in the cliffs above the Argentine pampa and depicts the trials, tribulations and guilt that comes with migration and leaving your home behind. El color favorito is an inquisitive essay, peppered with personal anecdotes so you feel as if you’re conversing with Tentoni herself, which wants to know where writing begins and whether it can truly be mastered. Solo quería bailar is the funniest of the lot, with a no-filter internal monologue that’ll have you saying, ‘I can’t believe she just said that!’ throughout.
How it works
To read the whole book, please order a copy yourself from a shop or library if you can. If you have trouble finding a title, we may be able to lend you a copy. Email Emmanuel Boakye at email@example.com for more information. Read the books, then add your thoughts in the comments below. Join us at a meet-up to discuss what we have read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.
Where and when
September 2023 – October 2023
The reading group will meet on Monday 23rd October online on Zoom at 19:00 (BST), and a link will be provided upon request if you email firstname.lastname@example.org.