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Saturday, May 30, 2009

El Burrito Open Mic-Featuring Emmauel Ortiz

Emmanuel Ortiz, a boricua wordslinger and one of the founders of Palabristas, will be doing a special performance reading from his new Chapbook "brown unlike me"

Join Us!

Saturday, May 30, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm

El Burrito Mercado

175 Cesar Chavez Street

Saint Paul, MN

Emmanuel Ortiz. Brown unLike Me is the poetic narrative of one man’s exploration of the world through Latino eyes, a collection of poems celebrating identity, language, family, and community while confronting issues of racism, colonialism, assimilation, and war. Brown unLike Me takes the reader from the political battlefields of Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Chiapas to the shifting ethnic landscape of the Midwest, where basketball courts, bookstores, airports, islands, fields and factories are all a part of a bittersweet backdrop for a range of figures whose stories contribute to a deeper understanding of what it means to be Latin@/Brown/Other at such a critical political moment.

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