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The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation

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Hector Aristizabal grew up in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, where he and his siblings had to use all their wit, wiles, and wherewithal to survive poverty, the ever-present allure of cheap drugs and very dangerous money, and the endemic violence from leftwing guerrillas, rightwing death squads, cocaine cartels, and the armed power of the State. As a young actor and psy ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Lantern Books
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Mar 27, 2011 Carol rated it it was amazing
A very honest, candid self examination by my friend and colleague Hector -- who in real life is a loving, vibrant, warm, charismatic human being whose energy, playfulness and love of humanity is readily felt when you are in his presence.
Diane has captured Hector's spirit and truth beautifully in her writing. Diane! What an Amazing writer you are!:)
It's hard to put this book down -- it takes you back in time to Colombia and brings you right into the recent with life and work in different facets o
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