Malena Salazar Maciá was born in Havana, Cuba, where she still lives today. A winner of multiple literary awards, she has authored several books, including Nade (2016), Las peregrinaciones de los dioses (2018), and Aliento de Dragon (2020). English translations of her short stories have appeared in venues such as The Future Fire, Mithila Review, and Selene Quarterly Magazine. In addition, her work has been translated into Croatian, German, and Japanese.

Malena Salazar Maciá has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

Eyes of the Crocodile

FICTION by Malena Salazar Maciá, translated by Toshiya Kamei in Issue 161 – February 2020

My return to our ancestral roots began with a crocodile’s eye that sprouted on my right breast. It felt like a grazing kiss from a razor-sharp bamboo tip, or the sting of the cold current of a river that once flowed on the ruined Earth. I chewed on bitter, nameless herbs to soothe my pain. […]
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