Auckland, November 15th, 2018. A bilingual selection of writings from 18 Spanish-speaking women living in New Zealand was officially launched in Auckland. "Viva la Vida" is a compilation of poetry and stories of the author´s experiences “down under”. The launch took place at Studio One Toi Tū, as part of the program Miradas de la Diversidad (Glances of Diversity 2018) organized by the Aotearoa Latin American Community Incorporated (ALACINC).
Third secretary, Saimin Fis Abad attended this event, representing the Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand, as one of the sponsors of the book. This event became a space for reflection on the most diverse topics addressed by the authors, who through the reading of their own words and the music of Valentina Barrios, managed to create a relaxed and pleasant environment.
"Viva la Vida" is the fourth publication of the Editorial Letras Latinas (a division of ALACINC) and is dedicated to Latin American women. It is a tribute to Latin American women, to Patricia Dávila, founder of ALACINC and to the women of New Zealand who 125 years ago made Aotearoa the first country in the world to recognize women's suffrage.