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“What I have seen muddies my thinking. It clouds my sight, gives me migraines. The repressive system at work in Mexico has done me a lot of harm, without doubt. It’s like having a mental scar. Anyone who has been hunted by the state would understand. But it’s been precisely this journey through hell that has made me believe that maybe my common sense was right.”–Read more here.

Dorantes’ Style is forthcoming, late this year, from Kenning Editions.

Dolores Dorantes’s Style is a prose book in which a plural feminine voice narrates the vicissitudes of a war designed to suppress that voice. A voice that represents the war on the Mexico-U.S. border? Guerilla adolescents taking their revenge? Enslaved girls who appear in order to combat a macho presidential figure linked to our current-day Central America? Latin America advancing on a fascist-capitalist government? These are some of the questions that might arise from Style. The book was written in 2011, in some dark place in Texas, during the first three months Dorantes was awaiting political asylum.

Estilo, de Dolores Dorantes, es un libro de prosa donde una voz femenina plural narra los avatares de una guerra que intenta someterla. ¿Una voz que representa la guerra en la frontera México-Estados Unidos? ¿Adolescentes guerrilleras tomando venganza? ¿Niñas esclavas que se revelan para combatir una figura presidencial machista ligada a nuestra Centroamérica actual? ¿Latino América avanzando por encima de un gobierno fascista-capitalista? Esas son varias de las preguntas con las Estilo podría relacionarse. Fue escrito en 2011, en algún lugar oscuro de Texas, durante los primeros tres meses de espera de Dorantes por asilo político.

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