Sun, Jul 12|
Feminist Book Club: Fiebre Tropical
Our book club brings folx together across difference to read, analyze, and critique Feminist text from an intersectional point of view. This means, we do not avoid race or racism and the unique ways it impacts womxn and specifically, Black womxn.
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
About the Event
Uprooted from her comfortable life in Bogotá, Colombia, into an ant-infested Miami townhouse, fifteen-year-old Francisca is miserable and friendless in her strange new city. Her alienation grows when her mother is swept up into an evangelical church, replete with Christian salsa, abstinent young dancers, and baptisms for the dead.
But there, Francisca also meets the magnetic Carmen: opinionated and charismatic, head of the youth group, and the pastor’s daughter. As her mother’s mental health deteriorates and her grandmother descends into alcoholism, Francisca falls more and more intensely in love with Carmen. To get closer to her, Francisca turns to Jesus to be saved, even as their relationship hurtles toward a shattering conclusion..