Enriqueta and I Author:Argentina Diaz Lozano This is the story of a girl growing up in Honduras and of her mother, the pretty school teacher. — Mrs. Lozano writes warmly and simply of her childhood travels with her mother, Enriqueta, when for ten years they moved from one village school to another. There was an occasional season at the homes of her uncles in San Pedro Sula or Tegucigalpa, ... more »where she went to school.
A sensitive child, very much alive to the natural beauty of the country and trained by her mother to an awareness of conditions about her, Argentina Diaz Lozano was fully conscious of the great differences between village and city -- and the deeply felt religious ceremonies of the country people and the most sophisticated interests of the city; the locust plague, tragic to the peasants, and the revolution, tragic to the city dwellers; the not unhappy poorness of the villigars and the miserable poverty of the city poor.
Herw is all the charm of a foreign country but beneath the surface differences we find a people not unlike ourselves. Enrigueta and I won first prize for nonfiction in the Second Latin American Literary Prize Competition against many more pretentious manuscripts by its naturalness and charm, and was selected by Blair Niles, Ernesto Montenegro and John Dos Passos.« less