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Crosscurrents

Queer Love, Friendship, And Freedom In Carolina De Robertis’ Novel 'Cantoras'

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Pamela Denise Harris
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Carolina De Robertis

Carolina De Robertis traveled to her family’s country Uruguay and learned about the nation’s queer history. The trip inspired her latest book "Cantoras," about five lesbians living during a dictatorship who escape to a rustic beach that becomes their sanctuary.

"She felt a sensation so foreign that she almost collapsed under its spell. She felt free."

You can meet Carolina De Robertis on Wed Nov. 13 at the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch. 

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.