Posted on December 03, 2015
We are thrilled to present our new introduction to the Mexico unit, a powerful essay by writer Francisco Goldman. The essay discusses recent events in Mexico as well as Mexican politics and the rich and diverse history of Mexican literature.
“I live in Mexico City. If I’d read the texts from Mexico collected on Words without Borders Campus over a year ago— that is, before late September and early October 2014—I would have read them differently than I do now. Many of the writings here refer to Mexico’s Aztec past, or are written by members of its indigenous minority, and describe native traditions and the hard but often spiritually rich rural lives those traditions are closest to—before, I might have considered some of these writings to be folkloric, or simply experienced them as interestingly distant from urban realities. Not anymore…”