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Dispossessed Chronicles of the Desterrados of Colombia

ISBN-10: 1931859175

ISBN-13: 9781931859172

Edition: 2005

Authors: Alfredo Molano, Aviva Chomsky, Lance Selfa, Daniela Bland-Spitz

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"This book is proof that today's Latin American literature reaches far and digs deep. Alfredo Molano isn't a novelist or poet, but rather a sociologist who realizes that 'the way to understand wasn't to study people but to listen to them.' The testimonies that Molano collects are a point of departure for a work that knows how to relate, like few others can, Colombia's pain in a language that has more colors than the rainbow."-Eduardo Galeano, author of Upside Down and Open Veins of Latin America "The people whose stories Molano tells are not social activists. They do not provide political or structural explanations of their lives; they do not tell stories of coming to consciousness. Yet, together, their stories add up to a powerful analysis of today's Colombia and should indeed inspire US readers to challenge the US policies that continue to kill, impoverish and displace the people of Colombia."-From the foreword by Aviva Chomsky Here in their own words are the stories of the desterrados, or "dispossessed"-the thousands of Colombians displaced by years of war and state-backed terrorism, funded in part through US aid to the Colombian government. These gripping stories show the human face of those who suffer the effects of the US "Plan Colombia" and of a state that serves the interests of wealthy landlords instead of the poor. Acclaimed journalist Alfredo Molano is a columnist for the newspaper El Espectador in Colombia. He is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is the author of Loyal Soldiers in the Cocaine Kingdom: Tales of Drugs, Mules, and Gunmen.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Alfredo Molano is a sociologist and journalist with numerous books to his credit. Recently a visiting professor at Stanford University, his explosive writing has resulted in his exile from Colombia. James Graham has translated the poetry and prose of Roque Dalton, including Small Hours of the Night, and many other works. His book Delirium Tremens New York is currently being translated into French.

Forward
Introduction
From exile
The defeat
Angela
Silences
The Turkish boat
The garden
Osiris
Nubia, La Catira
"Desterrados : forced displacement in Colombia"