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The children are at the mercy of the stupidity of the adults

America is divided into two parts. At the very least. "New York is like a state for itself," says Valeria Luiselli, and her tone makes it clear: It is your state. In any case, "the place where I feel most at home and protected". No sitting area, but a kind of "Safe Space" for the 36-Year-old and your ten-year-old daughter, her longest fixes at home. And in your view those indignation flashes that consistently in their assessments of the political situation is in turmoil. Then she grabs one of the stories, of which she has many in backpack.

Since the writer was recently in the state of Arizona borders Mexico to the South – on Research, and encountered the weather-beaten owner of a trailer Park. "But, but," reiterated the demand: "More border walls is urgently needed. But less in the South, but mainly in the West, to keep us Californians from the body. The best about the whole West and East coast be immured."

"There are sections of the border fortification, the "Obama-Wall" known."Valeria Luiselli

The United States are not as polarized as it was around a decade ago, to imagine; then, as the young woman with the Mexican and the Italian passport – her father is from the vicinity of Bergamo – came to New York to study dance. The Dance failed, for that you discovered to the study of literature and Writing. It was their opportunity, with the world of filter bubbles and social turmoil to cope with.

Since Trump had changed the national self-definition of radical, says Luiselli. "In fact, the Democrat Bill Clinton, which began in the 90s with the building of the Berlin wall, it was," she adds. "And there are sections that are as "Obama-Wall" known. The crucial difference is the attitude." Previously you've concealed atrocities; Obama, a big Deportierer of illegal immigrants, have not attached such actions as the glory of leaf.

The one-party system USA

Today, the people looked much sharper. And where a horrified whether whether the inhumane practices surrounding immigration, went to the other, the restrictions go far enough. They patrolled in their spare time on the border as a citizen, Illegal fight without a democratic mandate, and hunted.

The Mexican-born diplomat's daughter snorts. "I love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! But the publicist Gore Vidal, taken once träf, when he said: "In the United States there is only one party, the ends of the Possession; and it has two right wings." The Democrats today are in many respects less to the left than I would like it to be."

An Essay like a Outcry

For the woman with a nose piercing and Ethno-jacket these are not phrases. Five in over 20 languages, translated books has anchored submitted Luiselli meanwhile, three novels and two volumes of essays, all on their way, highly literary, and yet, deep in the harsh reality. The second novel, for example, "The story of my teeth," 2015 awarded with the Los Angeles Time Book Prize, developed you together with work inside of a Mexican juice factory.

Since 2014, has Luiselli, volunteer for the unaccompanied children from Central America, for you in court to be translated and helped lawyers for them. "When I heard that 60'sat 000 unaccompanied children without documents at the border, totally lost and without legal assistance, I had to do something."

"I Would have reproduced the stories in a simple, I would have also reproduced the violence that was done to the children."Valeria Luiselli

stories should be followed up in the new novel "the archive of lost children", you are presented now in Switzerland. "It should be a novel about the collective narrative of the crisis and the political violence. Then I realized: this can't go on. I can't formalize just the bad reports I've heard, a work of fiction." That would have been the writer with a PhD in literature science too cheap.

Would Also have been unethical: "I reproduced the stories in a simple, I would have also reproduced the violence that was done to the children, and made it back to the Victims. In order to get my Scream on paper, I needed a different Form." And you wrote your non-fiction, award-winning "Essay in 40 questions" with the title "Tell Me How It Ends" about the Children's fates. You've made free for the novel, does not see a direct, unbroken on the plight of the refugee children.

One of the kids photos that inserted Valeria Luiselli into "the archive of lost children".

a writer would not write in the end, only a duty: it is bad! And wild with determination for the freedom of their own Imagination to stand up. What do you mean for Luiselli, to disappear in an ivory tower. "Currently, for me, is unimaginable, not about the problems of the refugees and the crisis at the border, thinking. But I dream of an era in which I can deal with modernist architecture and contemporary ballet."

she smiles, and reveals that it will come never. Her mother left the family when Valeria was 16 years old, to the Zapatistas in Mexico, connect, Engagement is in the DNA of your family. Valeria Luiselli will soon have to learn on their own through slamming.

On root search

at the age of eleven she had lived in the United States, Costa Rica and South Korea; as the father's Ambassador in South Africa, visited you after a while, a boarding school in India. With 19, as a student, returned to Valeria Luiselli to Mexico city, struggled to find a late Rooting. She had always written in English, won a new access to the native language. Depth you found roots but.

After all, it was the beginning of the zero years safer received in Mexico than it is today, writes the author, who lives in Harlem, about their country of origin. She was often alone at night on the road – now would be unthinkable. Her daughter, who visited in New York, a private school in Mexico city, much less free.

children: they occur regularly in our conversation. Since the Children's destinies are not losliessen the writer; since Luis Ellis's own daughter, who had to explain what it means when children have no papers; and why their parents are not there to take care of.

And there is the sound of the autobiographical reason: the helplessness of children, "are at the mercy of the brutality and stupidity of the adults", explains Luiselli, and re-flashes your anger. "You often think with your Imagination, however, and at the same time the tensions and cracks more translucent than the Big one." As refugee children; as the separation of children like you is one and your daughter also.

On the road from New York to the South: a photo from the novel "the archive of lost children".

more Interesting than the autobiographical echoes, for the author, however, as the literature to life attacks. Her next book, a radio play, a "sound piece" in the style of the Work of your "archive"-heroine. On the border to Mexico, in Arizona, from the picture in the stories of exploited women of the "hyper-violent history of the capitalist economy". And inspired by Seneca's enslaved "women of Troy" is Valeria Luiselli there, approximately fifty women from both sides of the border to have their say. You will record the Performance and edit something in-between document and fiction, to create – according to their role as "archivist and Alchemist at the same time".

The novel

In the virtuoso road novel, "the archive of lost children" to push the vote in a 10-year-old boy and his 5-year-old half-sister, literally, from behind, from the back seat, gradually in the foreground. Initially, the mother told a journalist in his mid-30s whose major topic the refugee children. The father wants to, in turn, suppressed the Remnants of the indigenous past of the Americas track, "echoes" capture. On the week long journey from New York to the old country of the Apaches follows any obsessive interests, the distance between the parents is irreconcilable. And in light of the declining security of the children fishing to Stop. In the Text of the old newspaper photo of a Waisenzugs, children photos, cards, children's drawings, are inserted, as more voices in the Dialog, documents:. And a book in the book, "elegies for lost children", full of literary allusions. In the second part, the perspective of the sensitive boys will then determine the documents this last family trip. The separation of the parents and the children is imminent, he knows.

Valeria Luiselli: "the archive of lost children". Art man in 2019. 432 p., CA. 39 Fr.

Created: 08.12.2019, 21:00 clock

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