Novelist Carolina de Robertis on Uruguayan Lesbian History; We Got This: Solo Mom Stories

Carolina de Robertis with Cantoras cover
courtesy Carolina de Robertis

Award-winning novelist Carolina De Robertis discusses her newest book, Cantoras, which has gotten rave reviews. The New York Times calls it “Brazenly hopeful … a revolutionary fable, ideal for this moment.” De Robertis and host Kate Raphael have a deep discussion about queerness in Uruguay and immigrant communities, and how the terror of a military dictatorship affects people’s lives on a daily, granular level. They also foray into the difference between Rioplatense (Uruguayan and Argentine) empanadas and Chilean or Peruvian ones.

Then we hear from editor Marika Lindholm and some of the contributors to the new anthology, We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart and Humor. With nearly half of US kids raised by solo moms at some point, someone you know needs this book! Marika is the founder of ESME, Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere, a great community for resources and support.

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