Book presentation: “The Illegal Dance”


Memories of a Young Bolivian Woman in London

By Vicky Borda Oviedo

The author will present her book and invite a discussion

Due to the high demand, we changed the venue to the address showed below and we are not selling anymore tickets. We appreciate your understanding.

Lower Hall
St Andrew’s Church
Short Street, London SE1 8LJ

Summary of the book
In 1980 a young Bolivian girl is sent to Europe. Her parents see her departure from her country as the only way forward for her. One night, a month after she has arrived at her uncle’s home in Sweden the family learn there has been a coup d’etat in Bolivia. Her father phones from Bolivia and tells her not to return. A few months later she goes to study in England.

Once in London alone, and without speaking a word of English she faces a series of misfortunes, many of them with painful consequences. While trying to overcome her difficulties she meets other immigrants also struggling to make a living. Thirty-five years later, after achieving professional success she returns to Bolivian. The book is full of unexpected events and stories of a young woman alone in London.

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