Levente no.Yolayorkdominicanyork – A Reading With Josefina Báez This Friday

Josefina Baez - Le Vente No Domincian Literature

“Llegué yo, la hija de Esperanza

la billetera. Cobrá, cansá, cabriá,

con celular y celulitis.

¡Cámbiame los vasos y los hombres!”

From the book Levente no.Yolayorkdominicanyork

Ay Ombe Theatre, Casa Verde Camila and Broadway Housing Communities present Levente no.Yolayorkdominicanyork. A Reading, with Josefina Báez, Friday March 9th,  6pm, at Rio Gallery II, 583 Riverside Dr. 7th floor (at 135th) Manhattan, NYC.

Levente no.Yolayorkdominicanyork, is Josefina Baez´s most recent book. The main character, Quisqueya Amada Taina Anaisa Altagracia Indiga, known as ¨La Kay¨ and ¨La Gorda¨, shares with us many of her building´s stories. This particular building is called El Ni e´. She keeps an actual blog (http://leventeno.blogspot.com/).

In the words of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz: “Josefina Báez has been breaking open hearts and re-ordering minds for more years than I care to count. She is one of North America’s finest artists and she is, without question, one of my favorite writers. She is a sword bathed in flame, she’s a marvel. Levente no. Yolayorkdominicanyork is her finest work yet.”

Miguel D. Mena, Dominican literary critic and Cielo Naranja´s editor states that “Levente no… “ holds the highest state of hybridity reached in Dominican literature today¨

“Levente no. Yolayorkdominicanyork… is a text that deals with diffused borders. It dives into our dense social web with precision while exploring it. And this is its supporting base. Its dominicanness is expressed thru ¨good and bad¨ words¨, added Hortensia González from Casa Verde Camila.

Josefina Báez Josefina Baez is a performer, writer, theatre director, and educator. She is also the founder and director of Ay Ombe Theatre.

To find out more about Josefina Baez: http://about.me/josefinaBaezAyombeT

Adult language used in text. Book is written mainly in Spanish.

Also, check out:

New Junot Diaz Book To Be Released In September

What Dominican Independence Day Means | Remezcla

I Am A Dominican York

We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at [email protected].


You Might Also Like

  • E
    March 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Awesome !! Thank you for posting this article Luv it !! Will so be there and will spread the word !

    • admin
      March 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      You’re welcome. Josefina is a force of nature.


  • Jennifer
    April 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    OMGGGG!!!! Josefina!!!! You used be my mentor at Ailey camp that was years ago I think it was 95. I am so happy to see you continue the great work and keep representing us (Dominicans) the way you do. You bring me back great memories of my innocence. God bless you!!!

  • Bringing A Bit of Culture to Class | NPBloggers
    April 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    […] artist/performer Josefina Baez as part of her “Bliss” tour. Dominican-American author Junot Diaz stated […]