Brujerias (Fiction)

By Nasario Garcia
By Nasario Garcia

“My Wedding and Some Filthy Stuff,” “Peeing on the Father’s Feet” and “The Chicken That Crowed After Being Roasted” are just some of the titles for the Hispanic oral folktales Brujerías shared with noted folklorist Nasario García.

The native New Mexican’s collection of spooky stories (in Spanish, with English translations) is guaranteed to send chills up your spine. Collected from dozens of narrators spread across northern New Mexico, southern Colorado as well as Latin America, these short vignettes include tales of witches, sorcerers, La Llorona and the evil eye. Comprised of 165 stories, the collection also features biographies of each narrator and a glossary of regional Spanish dialect.

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