The Secret Book of Canary Women, written by Yesica Álvarez and illustrated by Dácil Roca, within the framework of the project Canary women (www.mujerescanarias.com), lands in the bookstores of the islands and will experience its debut in two presentation events in the two capital islands: this Thursday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Talleres Palermo, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and next Thursday, October 21, at 6:00 p.m., in the Old Convent of Santo Domingo, in La Laguna, in Tenerife. The first act in the old carpentry of the capital of Gran Canaria will have an artistic exhibition with the illustrations of the work and a discussion that, moderated by Alba Boekelman, creator and host of the independent podcast The time of the bollicao, will have the participation of Yesica Álvarez (author), Dácil Roca (illustrator) and Aida González Rossi (poet and journalist), as representative of the collaborating authors of the project Canary women. Admission is free and free until the capacity of Talleres Palermo is complete.
The Secret Book of Canary Women, which can also be consulted on the website of Canary Women, is an initiative of Claiming! which aims to rediscover and make visible relevant women to have more and varied female references through which to look at ourselves and reflect on the culture and role of diverse women in our Archipelago. Its plot is carried out by Gara and Aday, two brothers who are playing at their aunt’s house when they find an object that catches their attention. It is a book that has remained hidden for hundreds and hundreds of years and inside which are the courageous women of the Canary Islands. To open it and get to know them, you have to say some magic words. Would you dare to pronounce them?
This illustrated book, where mystery and adventure are present, aims to be a complement to the dissemination work that has been carried out for months with the project Canary women. This project aims to make the agency and figure of a great variety of women visible within the Canarian culture from an inclusive and transdisciplinary approach. To achieve this objective they have been published weekly in www.mujerescanarias.com a total of twenty articles written by young talents such as Andrea Abreu (author of Donkey belly), Aida González Rossi (author of People I), Nora Navarro (journalist and cultural communicator), Daniasa Curbelo (multidisciplinary artist) and Sara Hernández (gender researcher). It is a project in constant construction that will have continuity and to which other Canarian authors that They write about Canarian women.
With the launch of The Secret Book of Canary Women one more step is taken in this work than since Claiming! (cultural factory promoting the edition) is considered a collective need: to have more and varied female references from the Islands through which to look at ourselves and reflect on the culture and role of diverse women in our Archipelago.