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Swan Isle Press
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6.26 X 9.32 X 0.93 inches | 1.07 pounds
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About the Author

Lucía Charún-Illescas is a writer and journalist. She is also the author of Latinoamerica en Hamburgo and the winner of the Lyra Prize for Short Stories. Malambo is her first novel. She currently lives in Hamburg, Germany.


Recipient of Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award, Gold rank

-- "Foreword Gold Book of the Year Award" (6/1/2005 12:00:00 AM)
"Charún-Illecas presents a welcome alternative view of the origin of her home continent."-- "Belletrista" (7/15/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"This is an important novel because it is the first work of fiction by an Afro-Peruvian woman, and it is one of very few Afro-Hispanic novels that have been translated into English. . . . The English translation by Emmanuel Harris II does credit to Charun-Illescas's text, for it is rendered in smooth, fluid prose. . . . An excellent translation, which captures the rhythm and flavor of an important work of art. For although it is a fictional account of Afro-Peruvian life in colonial Peru, Malambo calls into question hegemonic assumptions about Spanish American history by underscoring the role that African-descended people played in shaping that history."--Miram DeCosta-Willis "PALARA" (12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM)
"Charún-Illescas strives to give a "past" to a group traditionally oppressed, marginalized, and made invisible in the national literature and histories until recently. Malambo evokes a world of freedom and bondage in which the descendants of Peru's African ancestors can recognize themselves. . . . The novel grapples with the difficult realities of concubinage and inter- and intraethnic tensions. Malambo's characters seem to spring to life."--Leo J. Garofalo "Ethnohistory" (6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM)