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Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
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Feb 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
Read from February 05 to 07, 2012

I have huge admiration for author Carmen Aguirre, who came forward to tell her story about growing up as a revolutionary in South America. I felt that she was groomed to be a revolutionary because her mother was, and she grew up in that fold and milieu.

I learned A LOT by reading this book, especially about what was happening in South America. It was also amazing to learn what was happening in the underground world. I went to Chile in 1993, which was only a few years after Pinochet's government fell. (So shocking for me to realize this now, since I didn't really comprehend this at age 17, and only knew that there was huge military presence and a lot of crime/ instability)

I must admit that I did find some parts of the book a bit confusing, since she moved countries numerous times during the book. However, this was a good read and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in Latin American politics.


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