Category Archives: Novels

Re-reading ‘Verdades’

Winter is at its peak in Buenos Aires. Being pregnant (now, it is official!), I have time to re-read my sister’s books. After several private messages about ‘Verdades’ (thank you all!), I decided to begin with this novel.

Gabriela got the renowned ‘Premio Literario Buenos Aires’ in 2000, notably for her powerful vision and style in ‘Verdades’. I should also say that her political way, deep and subtle, is really strong. She set the whole plot in an unexisting country (Tambia) but was very inspired by her trip to Central African Republic, as her readers know.

On the contrary to her, I never visited Africa but felt very close to the people and landscapes she described. I also felt quite frightened by the social threat of witchcraft in some African regions. It is beyond imagination. Actually, I felt in her novels some unconscious streams, showing parallels between witchcraft in Africa and dictatorship in Argentina.

Re-reading ‘Verdades’, I also realized I got the opportunity to travel to 2 great locations thanks to Gabriela: Antarctica and Paris. These are wonderful gifts from her. Maybe one day I will go to Africa as well.

Gabriela’s Posthumous Novel

A reading of excerpts of Gabriela’s posthumous novel will take place next week at the ‘Cite Internationale des Arts’ in Paris.

Her posthumous novel, entitled ‘Vivre’, was written in French. It was interrupted by Gabriela’s death in February 2010. It should be published in 2016 after a long process for a proper reference edition.

The excerpts reading will take place in the Gallery of ‘Cite Internationale des Arts‘.

I am very impatient to participate to the publication events in 2016.

Reading of excerpts of Gabriela Conti’s posthumous novel

July 17th, 2015, 6PM

Gallery of the ‘Cite Internationale des Arts’

18 rue de l’Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris, France