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Hoja Santa (French-Spanish version)

Author :  Maciejka Art
Exposition :  Hoja Santa / Dummy Book Award 2022
ISBN :  9782330178918
Language :  Français-Espagnol / French-Spanish
Number of pages :  144p
Publisher :  Les Rencontres d'Arles / Actes Sud

Winner of the 2022 DUMMY BOOK AWARD

Hoja Santa (Holy Leaf)
Hoja Santa is a herbe largely used in traditional medecine and kitchen in Costa Chica, Oaxaca.

I met Juliana at a dinner at a friend's house in Oaxaca city, where she told me about her afro community in Costa Chica, Mexico. I had been visiting Juliana and living with her family in José María Morelos. I have learned about local traditions and all the aspects of women's society in such a problematic and isolated area of Mexico. I met local healers and midwives, who reminded me about the importance of the cycle of life. I also met mistresses, abandoned women, mothers and widows.

Hoja Santa (Holy Leaf) has various reading layers: the anthropologic tale about the afro Mexican villages, the syncretism of the catholic and afro cultures, curanderismo [shamanism] and my journey of exploration: feminism, colonialism and cultural conflict. I was submerging myself into motherhood and womanhood essence in all its aspects: into the womb of mama Africa.

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Author :  Maciejka Art
Exposition :  Hoja Santa / Dummy Book Award 2022
ISBN :  9782330178918
Language :  Français-Espagnol / French-Spanish
Number of pages :  144p
Publisher :  Les Rencontres d'Arles / Actes Sud

Winner of the 2022 DUMMY BOOK AWARD

Hoja Santa (Holy Leaf)
Hoja Santa is a herbe largely used in traditional medecine and kitchen in Costa Chica, Oaxaca.

I met Juliana at a dinner at a friend's house in Oaxaca city, where she told me about her afro community in Costa Chica, Mexico. I had been visiting Juliana and living with her family in José María Morelos. I have learned about local traditions and all the aspects of women's society in such a problematic and isolated area of Mexico. I met local healers and midwives, who reminded me about the importance of the cycle of life. I also met mistresses, abandoned women, mothers and widows.

Hoja Santa (Holy Leaf) has various reading layers: the anthropologic tale about the afro Mexican villages, the syncretism of the catholic and afro cultures, curanderismo [shamanism] and my journey of exploration: feminism, colonialism and cultural conflict. I was submerging myself into motherhood and womanhood essence in all its aspects: into the womb of mama Africa.


 
 

 
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