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May 10: Discuss Cuban dissident Zoe Valdes's "Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada"

IMA Salon discussion of Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada by Zoe Valdes

When: Thursday May 10 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Adult Lecture A

IMA's book discussion program highlights literary works that complement exhibitions. Valdes’ novel describes her series of relationships with allegorical characters, representative of a “wry, if not humorous, indictment of Castro’s Cuba,” writes a critic from the Library Journal. In Valdes’ first novel, she takes us from Yocandra’s revolutionary beginnings to her marriage to an abusive diplomat and finally to her position as a literary editor. Through this journey the reader witnesses the effects of a political regime that has forced her parents and closest friends into exile. As an explorer of the hopeful energies of women in Cuba, Valdes was identified by María Magdalena Campos-Pons as an author who has informed her own art work.

Related exhibition: María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything is Separated by Water in Special Exhibitions Gallery of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
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