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Milagros Alameda-Irizarry's "La novela de Vibia P" (en español)

Una lectura con Milagros Alameda-Irizarry—¡en español!
Milagros va leer de su libro de cuentos, La novela de Vibia P
La novela de Vibia P es una colección de cuentos cortos en los que la autora recrea de manera irónica (a veces graciosa, siempre fantasiosa) una serie de hechos reales e imaginados que supuestamente ocurrieron durante el siglo pasado en Puerto Rico y en el continente norteamericano. Casi todos los cuentos están contados en primera persona y giran alrededor de Vibia P y su trágica historia. Otros cuentos hablan desproporcionadamente sobre la vida de una narradora no muy confiable. En otras palabras: todo es verdad y todo es mentira.

La Novela de Vibia P is a collection of short stories in which the author recreates in an ironic manner (sometimes funny, always conceited) a series of real and imaginary events that supposedly occurred during the past century in Puerto Rico and in the North American continent. Almost all the stories are told in a first person narrative and deal with Vibia P and her tragic story. Other stories speak disproportionately about the life of an unreliable narrator. In other words: everything is true and everything is a lie.

Biografía muy breve:

Nacida en Puerto Rico

Doctorado en Literatura medieval española, Universidad de Temple

Publicaciones: La isla de los monos silvestres (cuentos cortos)

Very short bio:

Born in Puerto Rico

Ph D. on medieval Spanish literature from Temple University

Other publication: La isla de los monos silvestres (short stories)


La Novela de Vibia P Cover Image
ISBN: 9781717360779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 6th, 2018

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Marquis Bey in conversation w/ Destiny Crockett


Please join us for the BOOK LAUNCH of Marquis Bey's 
Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism
with the author in conversation with Destiny Crockett!


Marquis Bey’s debut collection, Them Goon Rules, is an un-rulebook, a long-form essayistic sermon that meditates on how Blackness and nonnormative gender impact and remix everything we claim to know.

A series of essays that reads like a critical memoir, this work queries the function and implications of politicized Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. Bey binds together his personal experiences with social justice work at the New York–based Audre Lorde Project, growing up in Philly, and rigorous explorations of the iconoclasm of theorists of Black studies and Black feminism. Bey’s voice recalibrates itself playfully on a dime, creating a collection that tarries in both academic and nonacademic realms.

Fashioning fugitive Blackness and feminism around a line from Lil’ Wayne’s “A Millie,” Them Goon Rules is a work of “auto-theory” that insists on radical modes of thought and being as a refrain and a hook that is unapologetic, rigorously thoughtful, and uncompromising.

Them Goon Rules is an exciting collection of essays—brimming with insight, inspiration, love, and rage, the book leads readers through an urgent set of questions about the body, identity, race, place, sex, Blackness, subversion, and gender. Offering what Bey at one point calls a ‘fugitive praxis,’ this book believes in transformation and shows us how it is done! Brilliant!”
—Jack Halberstam, author of Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variance

 is currently a PhD candidate in the English department at Cornell University. Broadly speaking, his work and scholarship concern Black feminism, transgender studies, literature, and philosophy. More specifically, his intellectual pursuits lead him to interrogations of categories of difference, namely Black feminist critiques of commonplace understandings of race and gender. As a thinker, he is adamant about drawing from a wide array of knowledge producers, from continental philosophers to contemporary theorists to vernacular traditions to his mother and grandmother. His work, in short, is committed to thinking through how Blackness and feminism can engender another world.

Bey is the recipient of various awards and fellowships, most notably a Ford Foundation Dissertation fellowship and a public humanities grant from Humanities New York. His work has been featured in journals and forums, and he is author of the essay collection, Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism, forthcoming with the University of Arizona Press.

DESTINY CROCKETT is a William Fontaine Fellow of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Penn, Destiny designed and taught a curriculum on Black feminist literature to middle school and high school students in Brooklyn through an after school program at Girls for Gender Equity. She earned her B.A. from Princeton University in English with certificates in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She is interested in Black feminist thought, African American women's literature of the 20th century, and Black girlhood studies.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Paul Robeson House & Museum!

Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism (The Feminist Wire Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816539437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Arizona Press - February 19th, 2019

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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