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La escritora Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa presenta la novela “Indómita”

27 de abril, 2022,

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HarperCollins Español presents «Indómita», a revolutionary novel by Puerto Rican/New York writer Dahlma Llanos Figueroa. Its plot illustrates the transatlantic trade of enslaved people in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico and teaches that the human spirit triumphs even in the most brutal conditions. Its protagonist learns to recognize and accept the many faces of love: mother’s love, daughter’s love, sister’s love, community love, and self-love. «Indómita» has been available since May 10. The unforgettable power of Toni Morrison’s «Beloved» and the evocative atmosphere of Phillippa Gregory’s «A Respectable Trade» combine in this groundbreaking novel by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, which illustrates a little-known aspect of history – the transatlantic trade of enslaved people in Puerto Rico – narrated through Pola’s experience. , an African captive used as a slave laborer in the nineteenth century. Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City. She is a product of Puerto Rican communities on the island and in the South Bronx. As a child, she was sent to live with her grandparents in Puerto Rico, where she learned about Puerto Rico’s rural culture, including storytelling that was natural to the women in her family, especially older women. Much of his work is based on his experiences during this time. Llanos-Figueroa taught creative writing, language, and literature in the New York City school system before becoming a librarian and writer for young adults. She lives in New York City.