Manuel Monroy Chazarreta, Sinclair Thomson, 2018. "A Day of One’s Own", The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragán, Xavier Albó, Seemin Qayum, Mark Goodale
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The singer-songwriter Manuel Monroy Chazarreta (1961–) warmly evoked, with his distinctive empathy and colloquial lyrics, the typical Sunday off enjoyed by many domestic workers in La Paz. Parks and promenades along central avenues are some of the public spaces occupied especially by younger working women of Aymara descent who dress up in their finery for this urban outing. After an arduous week of labor, Sunday in the park or plaza is a chance to meet a suitor, stroll at leisure with women friends, or picnic with family.