Mexico City: Secretarîa de Cultura, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 85p., index, wrps. New. Item #82648
In “Fuegos fatuos” author Violeta Santiago denounces the forced disappearances, clandestine graves, and State violence in Mexico. Throughout the text, she also narrates the impressions, experiences, and testimonies of mothers searching for missing daughters and sons. Many of these women participated in the Fifth National Search Brigade 2020, held in the cities of Papantla and Poza Rica, Veracruz, shortly before the pandemic hit Mexico. Santiago won the Carlos Montemayor Literary Chronicle Fine Arts Award for this work in 2021.