MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS virtual event with the Brainerd Public Library and Anika Fajardo

Anika Fajardo will host a Facebook Live event with the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, June 8 for a discussion of her book, MAGICAL REALISM FOR NON-BELIEVERS.
When Jun 08, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Facebook Live (more info below)
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Magical Realism for Non-Believers (Anika Fajardo)Anika Fajardo will host a Facebook Live event with the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, June 8 at noon for a discussion of her book, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family, as part of their Brown Bag Lunch series. Tune in via the Brainerd Public Library's Facebook page.

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

"Anika Fajardo’s beautifully written memoir is a full, satisfying read." —Star Tribune

"Bicultural experience is a dispassionate term for life lived across borders, identities, and even family trees. As Anika Fajardo makes clear in this searching and lyrical memoir, there is nothing dispassionate about flying back to one’s birthland, walking its soil again, or breaking bread with family who have become as good as strangers. Fajardo seeks to reconnect these missing and scattered pieces, and it is a privilege to journey beside her." —Lila Quintero Weaver, author of Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White