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Struggles of the Mexican-American War: Mexican novelista shares tales of 'Tejas'

March 1, 2013

Loyola University New Orleans will host one of Mexico’s leading novelists, poets and playwrights in a discussion that hearkens back to the contentious days of the Mexican-American War. In a special Loyola event March 7 at 7 p.m., Carmen Boullosa will share her experience in writing her latest novel “Tejas,” which explores Mexico’s loss of the Texan territory.

The free, public event is set for Nunemaker Auditorium located in Monroe Hall on Loyola’s main campus. It is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Boullosa will sign her books (some will be available to purchase) following the lecture.

Boullosa received the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in Mexico, the Anna Seghers and the Liberaturpreis in Germany, and the Café Gijón Prize in Spain. She hosts the City University Television show “Nueva York,” for which she’s been awarded four New York Emmys. Boullosa is also a distinguished lecturer at City College in New York, and has been a fellow at New York Public Library and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Her new Spanish language novel “Tejas” was released just last year. Some of her other novels are translated into English, including “They're Cows, We're Pigs,” “Leaving Tabasco” and “Cleopatra Dismounts.” Her works are also translated into Italian, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian.

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