Below are some questions for you to consider after reading our second book, Letters of a Peruvian Woman. Please do share your thoughts in the comments below!
What did you like most (and least) about the book?
What do we gain from hearing the story told through letters?
How does Graffigny show that Zilia is a foreigner in a strange land?
What is Graffigny’s attitude to other cultures in this book?
How does Graffigny present the Inca? How does French society compare?
If you could hear the same story written through letters by another character, who would you choose?
How much power or agency would you ascribe to Zilia as a heroine?
What surprised you most about this book?
How did you feel about the ending?
If you could write one more chapter to finish the book, what would you write?