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Preview — The Blessing Next to the Wound by Hector Aristizabal
The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation
Hector Aristizábal grew up in the barrios of Medellín, 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
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 ...more