It is not my purpose to refute the axiom all literature part of other literature I intend instead to show a wonderful exception: Summer Cherries, Vicenta Maria Siosi. A wayúu writing that, in this book of ten stories, shows us something honest, life-giving, clean oblivious to any kind of ism.
Well, it is not that a form is invented in stories, it is not that it renews the syntax, it is not that it shines through the spell of its prose, they are not even rigorously novel themes. It is something more interesting – it is something that should enhance Colombian literature other searches.
Siosi’s stories are covered by the sadness and injustice of which the Wayúu community are victims. They have many virtues: that of questioning the reader about the argument; that of questioning their own community; to make one feel; to sensitize and at the same time generate a kind of guilt.
Which might suggest that it is inserted in that literary inclination to portray the marginal, the oppressed, the unfortunate – I am thinking of Arlt, Ribeyro, Fonseca, for not leaving the courtyard. It would be more accurate to point out that Siosi is one of those voices that, along with his contemporary Estercilia Simanca, offer another perspective to Wayúu literature .
And that strengthens a tradition that has its greatest recognition in the 1990s, due, among other things, to the publication of the poetry contraband Dreams of the poet Vito Apüshana, heteronym of Miguel Ángel López, author of a contribution that Miguel Rocha Vivas has illuminated In his book Major Words, Living Words, a study that also explores other indigenous feathers and the socio-historical conditions of the rise of this literature.
Cherries in Summer, seen from another perspective, is a narrative of conventional themes, but with genuine characteristics. It is in that conflict, in that double condition, that it seems to me that the force of this narrative exploits.
In fact, one of the experienced ones of this matter, Juan Winter Duchesne, highlights it in his book Caribe, Caribana: literary cosmographies: “More than the preservation of a given identity.
The interesting thing is to explore how certain ways of living and of create symbols of living respond to an effort of self-management of living conditions and how there are literatures that not only speak from effort, but also question and question it thanks to the distance granted by the dynamics of verbal arts and writing ” .