Event Title

Reading: Loida Maritza Pérez

Presenter Information

Loida Maritza Pérez

Start Date

30-3-2011 8:00 PM

End Date

30-3-2011 9:00 PM

Description

Loida Maritza Pérez’s reading is featured in this audiovisual recording. She begins by discussing the perspectives in her novel Geographies of Home and discusses how her Dominican background influenced her writing. Pérez reads chapter seven from the novel, which she reveals was how she started the novel, thinking she would be writing a short story. Pérez also discusses the inspiration behind the chapter and responses to her work. She answers audience questions about writing technique, specifically her technique in Geographies of Home that takes on the perspective of many narrators and points of view. Pérez also provides historical in5ion about her birthplace, the Dominican Republic. She also discusses the relation between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and specifically mentions the Haitian Massacre of 1937. She mentions some might be familiar with the event from Edwidge Danticat’s book The Farming of Bones. She also discusses her family’s personal relationship with the history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as well as the countries’ cultural histories.

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Reading: Loida Maritza Pérez

Loida Maritza Pérez’s reading is featured in this audiovisual recording. She begins by discussing the perspectives in her novel Geographies of Home and discusses how her Dominican background influenced her writing. Pérez reads chapter seven from the novel, which she reveals was how she started the novel, thinking she would be writing a short story. Pérez also discusses the inspiration behind the chapter and responses to her work. She answers audience questions about writing technique, specifically her technique in Geographies of Home that takes on the perspective of many narrators and points of view. Pérez also provides historical in5ion about her birthplace, the Dominican Republic. She also discusses the relation between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and specifically mentions the Haitian Massacre of 1937. She mentions some might be familiar with the event from Edwidge Danticat’s book The Farming of Bones. She also discusses her family’s personal relationship with the history of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as well as the countries’ cultural histories.