Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2 events in one night!

Last Thursday December 6 was a busy night at La Casa Azul Bookstore. We hosted two important events: the screening of the rough-cut of the documentary Black and Cuba by Progressive Pupil and a reading by Sujeiry Gonz├ílez from her book Love Trips, a collection of personal essays.

Black and Cuba documents the intellectual journey that led a group of black students at Yale to study the history of diaspora and revolution in Cuba. The students eventually managed to fund a trip to Cuba, where they discovered a state of greater educational opportunities and a different model for embracing racial identity. The film is still a work-in-progress (though well on its way) and its makers ask for audience feedback at the end of the screenings. If you would like to attend one of their screenings or have a venue to propose, visit: http://progressivepupil.wordpress.com/tag/black-and-cuba/

Watch the trailer here: 

Sujeiry Gonz├ílez, author of Love Trips, shared her wit and experience at La Casa Azul Bookstore this Thursday. The evening included a round of the game ‘never have I ever’ (details on our twitter).

Her website, http://lovesujeiry.com/, describes the book like this:
 “Sujeiry Gonzalez is missing one thing in her life – the love of a man! Instead, she’s stuck with bad sex, boring studs and men who just can’t commit. In this relatable collection of personal essays, Sujeiry takes readers into her love trips. From 25 to 33 years of age, she describes her stumbles with humor, vulnerability and rawness. As you read, you will shake your head at Sujeiry’s drunk dialing and many breakdowns. You will laugh as she explores the world of psychics, brujos, and tarot. You will cry when she is heartbroken after committing to the wrong man (again!). Readers will root for Sujeiry to find love and the self-worth she lacks and needs. Most importantly, women everywhere will find an ally in Sujeiry, as we all desire the love of a King that deserves our heart.”

Entertaining, endearing, and insightful, the book has already gathered plenty of fans.

Come check it out at La Casa Azul Bookstore!
Visit: www.lacasaazulbookstore.com
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