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Fairfield U Hosts Reading By Colombian Author Páramo

Author Adriana Páramo will be at Fairfield University.
Author Adriana Páramo will be at Fairfield University. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield University is hosting author Adriana Páramo, a cultural anthropologist, writer and women’s rights advocate, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the university’s Kelley Center Presentation Room.

Páramo will read from her two memoirs. The event is free and open to the public. Páramo is the author of “Looking for Esperanza: The Story of a Mother, a Child Lost, and Why They Matter to Us,” winner of the 2011 Benu Press Social Justice and Equity Award in Creative Nonfiction. Páramo learned about the world of undocumented women working in the Florida fields to explore the story of an immigrant mother who walked the desert from Mexico to the U.S.

Páramo is also the author of the memoir “My Mother's Funeral,” where she re-creates her Colombian mother's life in order to understand her own.

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