She was one of the finalists of the 2015 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Award, honor mention in the 2014 Carmen Goes (Spain), First Mention in the 2014 Cronica boliviana Award and honor mention in the 2015 SIP Award.
Consider this: you arrive in a new city, a different country, a different part of the world. You attempt to understand it in a few days, write about it, condense it. You want to build a bridge and cross it at the same time, though culture and history can keep you apart. You want to enjoy the heath, the tropics. But you also want to be lucid about the plight of its people.
Picós are at the heart of an ongoing debate in Colombia. Critics allege that champeta is misogynistic and promotes promiscuity, especially among the young and impressionable.
The City of Women, on the outskirts of Turbaco, Colombia, is designed by women for women, an answer to the decades of civil war that have left women vulnerable to violence, sexual assault, and forced displacement.
Gabo's literature is populated by ghosts that he did not invent but that haunted the city in which he was born and accompanied him through his ancestral memories and the mysticism proper to the cultural identity of the Colombian Caribbean.
The picó is the musical symbol of Colombia´s Caribbean coast. A powerful sound system consisting of a console, amplifiers and a vinyl collection, it is where entire barrio congregates to dance to champeta.
He has been editor, columnist and editor of the newspaper El Tiempo de Bogotá since 1964; editor of Cambio16 magazine (Spain) and collaborator of numerous newspapers and magazines in Spain and Latin America.
After the publication of her first novel, Ghana Must Go, she was named to the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers under the age of 40 "with the potential and talent to define trends in African literature."
He is the author of two novels, A Guide for the Perplexed, and the recent Septimania and his plays and operas have been performed in the US, England, Italy, the Netherlands and Georgia.