House on Mango Street author and Texas Writer Award recipient (2005) Sandra Cisneros returns with a story about the permanence of friendship forged by shared struggles and experiences. In this dual-language edition of Martita, I Remember You / Martita te recuerdo, a young Mexican woman, Corina, leaves her family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in Paris. By chance she meets Martita and Paola, and together they support one another as they begin their new lives. Years pass and their paths diverge, until one day Corina discovers a letter that evokes powerful memories about the life-changing bonds of youthful friendships. Cisneros will be in conversation with close collaborator, Martita, I Remember You translator, and TBF alum Liliana Valenzuela.
Sponsored by Hablemos Escritoras and the UT-Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
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Sandra Cisneros, Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo