Born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota, Anika Fajardo's writing, from memoir to fiction, is informed by contradictory dichotomies.  She currently lives, writes, edits, and teaches in the very literary city of Minneapolis—although she visits the Andes whenever she can.

 
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writer | editor | teacher

 

 
 

 In South America, the line between real and fantasy is blurry. Just like the division between political protest and drug smuggling is permeable, the demarcation between good and bad is changeable, malleable, and fluid. Ancient family trees intertwine and heal where they've been hacked down. Friends can become enemies as easily as acquaintances can become family. 

 

from "Magical Realism for Non-Believers," Minnetonka Review , 2010