Braided Sorrow

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Braided Sorrow

February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In the Mexican border city of Juárez, Alma has newly arrived to take a job in an American-owned factory in order to help her family survive by sending money back to her parents and helping to provide for her brother and pregnant sister-in-law. At sixteen years old, Alma is shocked by the dangers of the city–the femicides and disappearances–lurking outside the factory’s walls, until she is visited by La Llorona. In Marisela Treviño Orta’s (MFA ’18) poetic Braided Sorrow, Alma is set on a treacherous journey calling on her bravery to end the unnatural nightmares of Juárez. 


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Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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