Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation” as Want to Read:
The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  1 review

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
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Lantern Books
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Blessing Next to the Wound, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Blessing Next to the Wound

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-26 of 26)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Carol
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
...more
Nicole
Nicole marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2013
Lit Bug
Lit Bug marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2013
Mara
Mara marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2013
Nikolas
Nikolas marked it as to-read
Mar 13, 2012
Chris Ehrhart
Chris Ehrhart marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2011
Elizabeth Hills
Elizabeth Hills marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2010
Betfirmage
Betfirmage marked it as to-read
Nov 10, 2010
Libby
Libby marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2010
Martha
Martha added it
Oct 27, 2011
Gail
Gail is currently reading it
Aug 07, 2010
Cheri
Cheri marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2011
girlchild
girlchild marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2010
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
May 29, 2010
Stacy
Stacy marked it as to-read
May 23, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation

Share This Book