Why Storytelling in the 21st Century

Award-winning of the Literary Creation Scholarship (Chilean Ministry of Cultures)
Summary

Through anecdotes of Latin American storytellers, Andrés Montero builds this entertaining essay that defends the importance of storytelling for memory and identity, for pain and celebration, for freedom and imagination, and most fundamentally, for the union of humanity. A book especially thought for fathers and mothers, reading mediators, oral narrators and, for every single person who deals with words.


Aldo Méndez, Boniface Ofogo, Virginia Imaz, Laura Escuela, Nicolás Buenaventura, Paty Mix and Ana Griott are some of the renowned storytellers who share their best anecdotes rescued from storytelling at schools, prisons, plazas, homes and libraries throughout Hispanic America.

"More and more people are realizing the importance of reunion to tell each other about our lives, our identities and fictions, some of us do it by carefully listenting, others take it as a job. For some years now, professional, popular and instrumental oral storytellers have focused their efforts on retaking this ancient practice, many even assuming it as their source of work. Thanks to these word's militants, stories have found their space in schools, libraries, theaters, hospitals, bars, prisons, squares surrounded by armed forces and virtual platforms behind a phone".

Category
Narrative
Non-fiction
Text
Andrés Montero
Publisher
Casa Contada (Chile)/Palabras del Candil (España)
Year
2020
Language
Spanish
Pages
112