Chile Con Carne and Other Early Works Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012286
Pages: 224
Pub. Date: January 15 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Drama / DRA019000

  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Caribbean & Latin American
  • DRAMA / Women Authors

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Chile Con Carne and Other Early Works
Chile Con Carne, ¿QUE PASA with LA RAZA, eh?, and In a Land Called I Don’t Remember
By Carmen Aguirre

Three early plays from influential Canadian Latina playwright, Carmen Aguirre. The plays, Chile Con Carne, ¿QUE PASA with LA RAZA, eh?, and In a Land Called I Don’t Remember, deal with the experience of exile – the hardships, the heartache, and the horror – as well as revealing the fresh perspective refugees bring to North American society. Written in the 1990s, all three plays explore the far-reaching effects of the violence and terror the regime of now-ousted dictator Augusto Pinochet, still in power during the plays’ composition, inflicted on the Chilean population, both at home and abroad, effects explored in many of Aguirre’s award-winning later plays. These are impacts refugees cannot escape even when they manage to flee to physical safety; the plays’ explorations of refuge and recovery are as pertinent now as they were when they were first written.