Department of Spanish and Portuguese

"Narrating Narcos" Book Presentation by Gabriela Polit

Narrating NarcosFriday, September 5, 2014 at 12:00pm, SRH Unit 1 Benson Latin American Collection.

Dr. Gabriela Polit will present her new book Narrating Narcos: Culiacán and Medellín with Ricardo Ainslie as discussant. 

In her study, Gabriela Polit juxtaposes two infamous narco regions, Culiacán, Mexico, and Medellín, Colombia, to demonstrate the powerful forces of violence, corruption, and greed, and their influence over locally based cultural texts.

Polit is the author of Cosas de hombres: Escritores y caudillos en la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XX and the co-editor of Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America. Recent books by Ricardo Ainslie, discussant, are The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War and Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas.

Light lunch served.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz
or visit Narrating Narcos.