Last Tuesday, September 19, to commemorate the anniversary of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes in Mexico, UNAM Chicago received the visit of writer Manuel Navarro for the presentation of 'Septiembre.'
As in the plot of his novel, Manuel, now the protagonist, crossed the border between Mexico and the United States to tell us about his first experience as a writer, and to fill the streets of Chicago with Mexican spirit.
During a pleasant chat with Adriana Peguero Ceja, coordinator of Mobility and Academic Services to the Community at UNAM Chicago, and Aldo Mora Castro, from the Communication area, the novelist commented his intention to "approach the tragedy, from the non-tragedy", that is to say, to go through the triviality, customs, traditions and the average chaos inside Mexican families, the scars and lessons left by the earthquake of September 19, 2017 in Mexico.
Ahead of his time, by setting complex scenarios intersected with Artificial Intelligence, and with a constant return to the family nucleus, the writer directs with a very special rhythm the lines of 'Septiembre'.
At UNAM Chicago we will not forget the adventures of Genghis, the novel's main character, but above all his originality and bravery. We look forward to many more works by Manuel Navarro from San Luis Potosí, México.