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28. Mesa de Contentos


In Mesa de contentos, two languages that represent two different cultures, which in themselves emit two powerful vibrations, sit
down, dialogue, enrich and nourish each other. Spanish recovers what is most genuine from its oral tradition and English allows
itself to be encroached upon by the twists and turns of this primary language whose presence is already inescapable in this “America of passion fruit and granadilla” outlined here with rhythm and plasticity, in a surprisingly lyrical and endearing way.

Mariela Dreyfus – New York University

Author Alex Lima
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Book dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 inches
ISBN 978-1-7326916-8-1

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an expat from Ecuador

you’ll never see those four words

next to one another

if I were from Western Europe I would be

considered an expat, a transplant like a liver

transplant meant to save someone’s life

but instead I’m a public charge

with nothing vital to contribute to

the sustenance of this exceptional

two hundred and forty something organism

but rather a plague, a deformed

individual prone to being dehumanized

a combustible material only good to

fan the flames of innovation

for more expats to come

and make this land their fatherland