14 / 06 / 2022

#05 lumbung stories: Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil

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The writer María Bastarós together with harriet c. brown introduce us to lumbung cosmologies through interviews and readings around the lumbung stories book. In this episode you can listen to the conversation between María Bastarós and the author Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil and the reading by the latter of the first 300 words of her story in its original language. We invite you to read along with the book in your hands in the language of your choice.

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil (Ayutla Mixe, 1981) is an ayuujk linguist, writer, translator, linguistic rights activist and researcher. She is part of Colegio Mixe, a collective organization that aims to disseminate their research on Mixe language, history and culture. She has participated in several projects related to spreading knowledge about linguistic diversity, developing content on indigenous languages and documentation projects on languages on the brink of extinction. In 2020 she published Ää: manifiestos sobre la diversidad lingüística, an anthology of essays on linguistic diversity.

This podcast has been possible thanks to the support of Etxepare Euskal Institutua and Acción Cultural Española.