It’s a bit of a mystery why Rulfo remains so unfamiliar in the United States compared with similarly popular Latin American authors who have managed to attract wide followings in English translation.
For Ayala, there’s a clear mission to provoke, and to challenge “the political, religious and sexual repression” that he said defined his upbringing in Peru.
Now 23, Arleene uses art to spark conversations about immigration, although she remains fearful of of the consequences of being undocumented.
Created during such a period of civil unrest, El Museo served as a beacon for New York City’s Puerto Rican and African-American communities.
Andean Sky tells the story of an immigrant who returned to his hometown in Ecuador to reconnect with his own culture in the 26th Century.