Posted on April 1, 2021 in
Debutiful interviewed Jamie Figueroa about her debut novel, BROTHER, SISTER, MOTHER, EXPLORER. When asked about how “being othered…as a child influenced [her] writing,” Figueroa said: “When you were pushed to the margins in the community you grew up in and around, you’re given a very particular vantage point to observe. Because there is this subtext that you are not safe, you become hyper vigilant. You are activating all of your senses, constantly. That can really be fatiguing and traumatizing, but it can make for the perfect environment for an artist to potentially reference that experience of watching and taking in those details. I would say that’s what it did for me.” Catapult published the book on March 2, 2021.
Read the full interview here: