The Spanish reading group "The Pleasure of Reading with Angelica Breña" is held in the Basalt Library each summer and is led by Angelica Breña. I could say that is a bilingual group, where we can talk in English or Spanish, and read in Spanish.
I started with this group this year, reading "Daughters of History, the women who built Mexico" written by Isabel Revuelta. Every Monday we enjoy not only the group reading, but also an immersion in the culture of Mexico. From its viceroyalty, when Mexico called “Nueva España” 500 years ago, to the years when Sor Ines de la Cruz lived, as well as the Independence in 1821, (the same year of Peru's independence), when Madame Calderon de la Barca lived and wrote all about its culture. It fills me with amazement to be able to verify every Monday that we are learning about the lives of Mexican women because of the anecdotes, and information that Angelica shares with the group. All the effort that Angelica brings to the group consolidate in our memories. I am almost sure if someone asks me about these Mexican women years later, I will carry it in my memory as if I had just heard. It fills us with joy and confidence. You are welcome to join the group and enjoy as I am doing this summer. The group will meet on Monday, September 19 & 26 and October 3 at 5PM.
- Gaby Lagos
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