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The word for harbours, places of refuge and discovery. In the spirit of encouraging both we present you with our explorations of this beautiful planet of ours.

A visit to Latin America? Here is your reading list

A visit to Latin America? Here is your reading list

There are many "Latin Americas", but there is a sense that what runs through the books is an experience that can be identified with and celebrated by all.. Discover the many powerful voices below that we hope will keep you exploring the richness of the Latin American literature and history!

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Enjoy the books they can change the way you see the world.

Gut wrenching and eye opening from a beautiful writer. A must read.

The Years with Laura Diaz
£14.99
By Carlos Fuentes

An epic novel filled with history and context from a giant of literature.

 

Conversation in the Cathedral
£8.99
By Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas LLosa Won the Nobel Prize "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat"


Get an interesting introduction to the country & to what to read next.

“There is no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one.” Borges

The Savage Detectives
£10.98
By Roberto Bolaño

“I'm an educated man, the prisons I know are subtle ones.” Bolano

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Ways of Going Home
£8.99
By Alejandro Zambra

"We want to be actors waiting patiently for the cue to go onstage. But the audience left a long time ago.”  A. Zambra

'"we would have to live in this country to understand it ". And, unintentionally, the prosecutor summed up the History of Latin America in ten words' A. Neuman

"Slippery bitch of a city, she said to herself. Always about to sink back into the the cellar.” Yuri Herrera


The House Of The Spirits
By Isabel Allende

"we cannot gauge the consequences of our acts, and we believe in the fiction of past, present, and future, but it may also be true that everything happens simultaneously" I. Allende

"how do you explain that it is never inspiration that drives you to tell a story, but rather a combination of anger and clarity

"There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity" G. Belli

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