JONATHAN MOLINA-GARCIA

El Pequeño Homosexual: Prólogo

El Pequeño Homosexual: Prólogo (2013)
A blend of oral stories, superstition, Salvadoran history, and outright fiction, the anthology El Pequeño Homosexual is a self-mythologizing project in multiple parts that interacts with the literary tradition of magic realism, children’s pop-up books, and camp aesthetics to look at the American immigrant experience.

Where the others look at post-migration issues, Prólogo traces a few of the historical moments that underpin the Salvadoran diaspora. This is paired with a highly fictionalized account of events surrounding my mother’s pregnancy, which take place in a plywood reconstruction of the housing complex as seen in “El Chavo del Ocho,” one of the most popular syndicated sitcoms of Latin America.

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