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“Allende El Mar” / Book Presentation & Q&A
“Allende El Mar” / Book Presentation & Q&A

Sun, Apr 14


Terraza 7

“Allende El Mar” / Book Presentation & Q&A

Discover the poignant tales of "Allende El Mar" by Oscar Osorio, a vivid exploration of Colombian immigrant journeys in the U.S., unraveling themes of identity and resilience.

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Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

“Allende El Mar” / Book Presentation & Q&A 

Presented by Terraza 7 

Hosted by Hibrido Magazine 

Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2024 

Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Admission: No cover


  •  Oscar Osorio / Writer

About Allende El Mar:

In "Allende El Mar," Oscar Osorio channels the authentic voices of ten Colombian immigrants in the United States, delving into their deeply moving and at times harrowing experiences as they strive to adapt and flourish in a new, often challenging environment. Tim Keppel, author of "Legacy," describes the work as a much-needed and henceforth essential contribution to the discourse. "Allende El Mar" offers an intimate cartography of the Colombian migrant experience in the U.S., with a focus on personal lives and relationships amidst the odyssey of arriving in a new land. It explores profound themes such as a writer's postponed dreams, the quest for forgiveness, the painful search for identity, the trauma of abandonment, and an unyielding pursuit of justice, presenting these "non-fiction tales" through the nuanced voices of its protagonists, shaped by a finely woven literary complexity.

About Oscar Osorio: 

Born in April 1965 in La Tulia, Bolívar (Valle del Cauca), Oscar Osorio relocated to Santiago de Cali in 1978, where he has since developed his academic and professional life. He earned his degrees in Literature and a Masters in Colombian and Latin American Literature from Universidad del Valle, followed by a Master's and a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures from the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Since 1993, he has been a professor at Universidad del Valle and has also taught at prestigious institutions in both Colombia and New York. As a researcher accredited by Colciencias, he has participated in numerous international academic conferences and events.

Osorio is the author of fourteen books across various genres, making substantial contributions to Hispano-American literature. His prominent works include "La balada del sicario," "Un largo invierno sin promesas," and "El narcotráfico en la novela colombiana."

He has received awards such as the XXXII Premio Cáceres de Novela Corta, the Gutiérrez Mañé award for the best thesis on Latin American literature, and the Jorge Isaacs Essay Prize. Osorio has also been a recipient of scholarships from Colfuturo and Fulbright for his doctoral studies and research projects.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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