In honor of the 168th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Student Association will host a special book-launching event for Dominican author Nobel Alfonso. In addition, playwright Dinorah Coronado will stage a production of her work Mujeres de febrero con Duarte. This event, which is free and open to the community, will take place on Monday, February 27, at 6 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.
Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Languages and Literatures) will present greetings as well as introduce Alfonso, who will release his new book, Crónicas desde una sociedad de gente cualquiera, a work of fiction framed in terms of social criticism. At home in the Dominican Republic, Alfonso has an established career as a media consultant.
Prior to the book launch, audience members will be treated to a special theatrical performance of Coronado’s Mujeres de febrero con Duarte, a sobering drama about patriotism and the women who helped shape the events of February 1844.
“This is a great opportunity to enjoy the day of the independence of the Dominican Republic,” says Kathy Acevedo, president of the Dominican Students Association at Lehman. “I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to come and enjoy this special event.”