Buchkultur in Oaxaca de Juárez

Oaxaca, Mexikos fünftgrößter Staat, befindet sich im Südosten des Landes. Er ist nicht nur für seine Größe, sondern auch für seine ethnische Vielfalt bekannt: Mehr als 50 % der Bevölkerung bezeichnen sich als indigen. Fünfzehn verschiedene Gruppen, zu denen auch die Zapoteken und Mixteken gehören, werden von der mexikanischen Regierung anerkannt, aber es gibt viele weitere ohne offiziellen Status. Buchkultur in Oaxaca de Juárez weiterlesen

Book Culture in Oaxaca de Juárez

Oaxaca, Mexico’s fifth biggest state, is located in the southeast of the country. It is not only known for its size, but also for its ethnic diversity: More than 50 % of the population identify as indigenous. Fifteen distinct groups, the largest of whom are Zapotec and Mixtec, are recognized by the Mexican government, but many more exist without official acknowledgement. Book Culture in Oaxaca de Juárez weiterlesen

Literary Landmarks in Ciudad de México

Long strolls through Parque Chapultepec and vegan lunch at the cafeteria of a Hare Krishna temple – the memories of my first visit to Ciudad de México in 2014 make the city seem relaxed and peaceful. Upon my return, the impression is different. With 9 million inhabitants in the center and 20.4 million inhabitants in the greater urban area, Ciudad de México is the most populous city in North America. It takes the bus almost three hours to get from the first signs of sprawl to Terminal Central del Norte. But not just the size of the city, the language, too, poses more problems than expected. Without a travel companion fluent in Spanish, even simple, everyday things are difficult and exhausting. Nevertheless, the kindness of friends and fellow writers makes my stay worthwhile. Literary Landmarks in Ciudad de México weiterlesen