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Purépecha Word of the Day: Tsitsiqui Apantzequa Chanaqua

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Published on Feb 6, 2016

Tsitsiqui Apantzequa Chanaqua
Meaning: A game played with roses as if with balls

When the audio book narrator for Alvaro Enrigue's SUDDEN DEATH reached out for guidance on pronouncing the Mechuacán words in the back of the book, we quickly realized how useless we were. Luckily, Alvaro stepped in to help. Hear his correct pronunciation at the end of the video.

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SUDDEN DEATH is a daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas, told through a tennis match in the sixteenth century between the radical Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo, played with a ball made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn.

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