Santiago Gamboa

Gamboa at Trinity

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 20:46

The Art of Narration and Travel Writing (a Latin American Writer in India)

 

<Colombia> This week, at Trinity College, we are hosting one of my favorite contemporary writers, the Colombian novelist and travel writer Santiago Gamboa. If you live in the area, and are free on Wednesday, I hope you'll swing by and listen to his lecture. It will reflect on his time in India. In his novel - Night Prayers - Santiago meditates on the tree outside the Mexican embassy, where Octavio Paz lived and worked and of which he had written movingly. Sitting in his balcony in the Embassy, Paz had written of Delhi,

You were covered with poems
your whole body was writing
remember
recover