MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS virtual event with Moon Palace Books and Anika Fajardo

Anika Fajardo will join a virtual event with Moon Palace Books on Thursday, January 20 for a discussion of her memoir, MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS.
When Jan 20, 2022
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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A young woman from Minnesota searches out the Colombian father she’s never known in this powerful exploration of what family really meansA brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from MinnesotaAnika Fajardo will join a virtual event with Moon Palace Books on Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of her memoir, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family. She will be joined in conversation with Michael Torres, and they will also discuss their work in the collection We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World, edited by Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

About Magical Realism for Non-Believers:

In 1995, Anika Fajardo flew to Colombia to discover a birthplace that was foreign to her and a father who was a stranger. Vivid and heartfelt in the telling, Fajardo’s story is powerfully compelling in its bridging of time and place and in its moving depiction of self-transformation. Family, she comes to find, is where you find it and what you make of it. 

"Fajardo revisits interactions and places with intricately remembered emotion, making for a delicious dive into the complicated, beautiful messes that love can make." —Booklist

"Fajardo describes the pain of yearning for something you can't quite articulate, of getting what you thought you wanted and finding it less than satisfying. She dives into her family's past and continues her story into her own adulthood, laying bare the many complicated ways our family informs who we are and how we interact with the world." —BuzzFeed

About We Are Meant to Rise:

Here Indigenous writers and writers of color bear witness to one of the most unsettling years in U.S. history. Essays and poems vividly reflect the traumas we endured in 2020, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, deepened by the blatant murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the uprisings that immersed our city into the epicenter of worldwide demands for justice. 

"This collection is diverse, enraging, heartbreaking, impassioned and this month’s #RequiredReading." —Ms. Magazine

"We Are Meant to Rise offers a different vision of past and present, unflinching in its gaze on our national and local sins but ultimately affirming hope and possibility." —Minnesota Spokesman Recorder