Monthly Archives: February 2013

Harvest of Empire: A history of Latinos in America

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Flyer_2013.Winter_Harvest of Empireby Juan González

By 2050, 1 out of 5 U.S. residents will be of Hispanic origins. Despite current immigration restrictions, Americanos keep coming–and bringing with them a myriad of different cultures. (Note: Harvest of Empire is available only in English.)

Este libro explica los orígenes y las luchas de los latinos en los estados unidos americanos, detallando los costumbres que ellos traen–los cuales enriquecen nuestra cultura mixta.

Latin@Literature Discussion Group will meet Wednesday, March 13th, 7-8:30 p.m., 3rd Floor meeting room.  Attendees usually have the option to read in English and Spanish.  Discussions may also be in English and Spanish.  Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of March’s title are held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk.  Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

Dona Flor and her Two Husbands : the opening scene!

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Here a good film portrayal of the opening Carnival from the novel “Dona Flor and her Two Husbands.”  In this scene, Vadinho–who’s dressed like a Bahian woman–collapses and dies in the street while dancing, drinking and celebrating Carnival with his friends.  The Portuguese-language film was directed by Bruno Barreto in 1976.