For the first time in years, I am reading a #book in #German. This used to be a school chore; now, it’s blessing, because this woman’s #autobiography was written originally in German. If you can, please get your hands on #JulianeKoepke’s book #WhenIFellFromTheSky (#AlsIchVomHimmelFiel): she was 17 when she became the only #survivor of a plane crash between #Lima and #Pucalpa. She found her way out of the #Amazon #jungle 11 days later. She is alive today, living in #Munich. She still loves the jungle very much. #peru #latina #reading
Next week when I layover in the Netherlands, I’m going to feel really small. #bfg #latina #biginperu #smallineurope #whyaredutchpeoplesotall (at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina - UNALM)
It was very hard and I only did it because Power Ranger kicked my ass. I would be grateful for any feedback you can give me on it, even if you aren’t familiar with my novel. Tell me: Would reading this blurb entice you to want to read more? Would it make you sit down at the bookstore and leaf through the book, or even take the book home?
All feedback is highly amazing. Thank you so much!
“You’re a fool if you think we work the fields. The fields work us!”
This foreboding riddle could have led Damian to be more careful with the earth, but not much makes sense when you have knots growing out of your head. As a young man on the road he finds work at a circus of flying people, learns about medicinal plants from the Obeah cook Ti, but continues not understanding his knots.
When Damian completely loses his balance and falls over the horizon, he lands in a desolate world where the Earth sees him as a seed that refuses to grow. Only by striking up a friendship with a charming but cheeky potato, battling the demons living within the Earth and digesting a storm of ghosts, can Damian hope to open his knots and return to his side of the horizon.
Rooted in Peruvian mythology, Qayqa is a novel about the living energy of the universe, a fairytale about finding yourself.
Last day in #Cuzco, capital of the #Inca #empire #Tahuantinsuyu (at Qurikancha)
That book-gasmic moment when you walk into a cafe, check its #bookshare shelf and the two books you’ve been dying to read immediately fall into your sight. Then, on opening one of the books, you find someone left a careful souvenir between the pages, and you feel connected to that stranger. #cafepunchay #punchay #books #feather #treasuresinbooks (at San Blas)
Another day in #Cusco (at San Blas)
Exploring our #Inca #heritage in #Cusco (at San Blas - Cusco - Perú)