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Author Molano, Alfredo.

Title The dispossessed : chronicles of the desterrados of Colombia / Alfredo Molano ; translated by Daniel Bland ; foreword by Aviva Chomsky ; introduction by Lance Selfa
Published Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents From exile -- The defeat -- √Āngela -- Silences -- The Turkish boat -- The garden -- Osiris -- Nubia, La Catira
Summary Annotation "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Assassination -- Colombia -- Case studies
Forced migration -- Colombia -- Case studies
Paramilitary forces -- Colombia -- Case studies
Refugee children -- Colombia -- Case studies
Refugees -- Colombia -- Case studies
Social conflict -- Colombia -- Case studies
Subversive activities -- Colombia -- Case studies
Forced migration.
Paramilitary forces.
Refugee children.
Social conflict.
Subversive activities.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004021412
ISBN 160846315X
Other Titles Desterrados. English