Guadalajara, Mexico, May 9 (Notimex) .- To preserve the legacy and wealth of indigenous peoples through different genres of literary art, the call for the Prize of Indigenous Literatures of America (PLIA, for its acronym in Spanish) was opened, which will be delivered for the seventh time within the framework of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL, for its acronym in Spanish).
Gustavo Íñiguez Gómez, head of the Department of Language and Literature, of the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco (SC, for its acronym in Spanish), said that for the state government it is important to preserve the aesthetic memory of native peoples.
He explained that it has been an arduous job that has been done so that this award has in each of its editions a greater call and participation of the diversity of the American languages.
"It is not just a register of the writing, but a recognition of the aesthetics that make up a corpus in the pieces of literature written in indigenous languages that find in PLIA an important platform for dissemination," he said.
He indicated that the reception of works was open from this May 6 and until August 12, 2019; the winner will be announced on August 22, 2019, and the award ceremony will be held on December 7, during the FIL. "The award consists of a statuette and an economic stimulus of 300 thousand pesos".
In this contest, 107 writers from more than 15 countries participated, in languages such as Zapotec, Tzotzil, Nahuatl, Otomi, Me'phaáá, Añú, Puinave, Guaraní, Quechua-Aymara, among others, from different latitudes of the continent.
The award ceremony is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco, the University of Guadalajara, through its university centers: Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH, for its acronym in Spanish) and the North (CUNorte, for its acronym in Spanish); the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).
As well as the institutes: of Indigenous Peoples, and National of Indigenous Languages (INALI, for its acronym in Spanish); in addition to the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CNCA, for its acronym in Spanish).