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Other Septembers, Many Americas by Ariel Dorfman
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Apr 18, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: journalism, latin-american-liberation, anthology, auto-biographical

An anthology of Dorfman's work revolving around another September 11th--September 11th, 1973--the day that the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered by the military in a coup d'etat ushering in the bloody, torturous and tyrannical reign of General Augusto Pinochet. Instead of being murdered, Dorfman fled his native Chile to end up in the U.S.; it's ironic as the government of his new home happened to be the ones backing the Pinochet coup and slaughter of innocent Chileans.

Anyway, I recall reading some very moving pieces in this volume and would recommend it to others. After reading this book--and seeing the kind of shit going on in other places in Latin America--I've grown much more attuned to our neighbors to the south. Dorfman's writing is poetic and moving and always cutting against a regime and his exile from his homeland.
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April 18, 2008 – Shelved as: journalism
April 18, 2008 – Shelved as: latin-american-liberation
April 18, 2008 – Shelved as: anthology
December 14, 2012 – Shelved as: auto-biographical

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