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Frida: Her Life, Legacy and Struggles

Book:  “Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo” Author:  Hayden Herrera Publisher:  Perennial, 2002 Undoubtedly, some of the best ways to learn about a foreign culture are by reading novels from the local authors, or by studying biographies of its most prominent citizens.  And when you think of Mexico – quite a few big names would instantly come to mind, one of them is …

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This is Mexico – From the Eyes of an American

Book:  “This is Mexico – Tales of Culture and Other Complications” Author:  Carol M. Merchasin Publisher:  She Writes Press, 2015 What comes to mind when you think of Mexico?  Is it the turquoise water with the white sand beaches, and the luxury hotels?  Or is it the magnificent, ancient Mayan pyramids, such as the famous Chichen Itza?  Or maybe it’s the infamous drug …