For this September 30th, 2021 our first Day of Truth & Reconciliation
a video dedicated to the survivors of Canada's Indian residential schools...
A short excerpt from Itzel II, examining panAmerican stereotyping of Indigenous peoples...
With an postscript for the colonialist statuary that surrounds NYC's Museum of the American Indian...
First published in a Canada Day 2021 blogpost
An Excerpt from Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening to commemorate this October 2020 the 52nd anniversary of the Tlatelolco Massacre
¡El dos de octubre no se olvida!
A tale of two conferences in two cities more than one decade and three thousand kilometres apart, this true to life comic double scene from Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening, speaks, if rather tongue in cheek (or hand in pants) to the problem of letting small political differences obscure the need for fundamental change and resistance to tyranny, whether from a military dictatorship or a one party state like '68 Mexico which wants to be one. It is also a celebration of swearing a lo mexicano.
Four nonfiction pieces from this hybrid novel
to tell the story of La Chele Sandra and the chavos in her commando in Guatemala
and what the results can be for a woman
To take me to the room I occupied during the fiftieth anniversary of the Tlatelolco and introduce the viewer to El Flamenco... The 'duende' of Itzel II: A Three Knives Tale.
in particular the word pendejo in its many variations as well as its original meaning, this short true to life excerpt from Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening, still has its serious side. A tale of two conferences in two cities more than one decade and three thousand kilometres apart, it speaks to the problem of letting factionalism and small scale political differences obscure the need for fundamental change and resistance to tyranny, whether from a military dictatorship or a one party state that wishes to be one.
When it was first shortlisted for the New Brunswick book awards Mrs. Dunster's Fiction Prize, an award it later won. This excerpt opens the novel and gives you a bit of a roadmap for where it will take you, as does the first section of Four Uneasy Pieces.
Listen to this excerpt from Itzel II: A Three Knives Tale to find out why, read the book to find out more.