Between Claudinas and migrants: Seúl, São Paulo by Gabriel Mamani


  • Sebastián Antezana Quiroga Dickinson College



Literature, Bolivia, migration, Claudinas, mestizaje


This article analyzes the ways in which the novel Seúl, São Paulo, written by Bolivian writer Gabriel Mamani, follows and reimages the literary trail of "Las Claudinas", urbanized indigenous women who appear in Bolivian narratives of the mid-twentieth century, and thus proposes a new look at the old conflict of ethnic identities at the national level. At the same time, the article focuses on the way in which Mamani's novel questions the limitations of representation under the national model and focuses on the current Bolivian migration to Brazil as a transnational manifestation that more fully embodies the country’s reality on the XXI century.