Red Ants with Pergentino José


Sep 22, 2020, 7:00 pm

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah is pleased to present Zapotec author, Pergentino José.

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A literary triumph by a member of the Mexico20 (the list that boasts Valeria Luiselli and Carlos Velasquez, among others), Red Ants is the first-ever literary translation from the Sierra Zapotec. This vibrant collection of short stories by one of Mexico’s most promising young authors updates magical realism for the 21st century. Red Ants paints a candid picture of indigenous Mexican life—an essential counterpoint to cultural products of the colonial gaze. José’s fantastical stories tackle themes of family, love, and independence in his signature style: unapologetically personal, coolly emotional, and always surprising.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Utah, The King's English, Utah Humanities, and Artes de Mexico en Utah.

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Salt Lake City , UT 84103-1108
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Event Contact:

Luciano Marzulli
l.marzulli@utah.edu

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