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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
 

Carolyn Forche is 27 when a mysterious stranger calling himself Leonel appears on her doorstep, having driven direct from El Salvador. A friend has heard rumours about who he might be - a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer - but nob... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141991139
Published 28 March 2019 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Forche, Carolyn
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ISBN-13 9780141991139
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Publication Date 28 March 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Forche, Carolyn
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Peace Studies
History
Politics & Government
Human Rights
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 811.6
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Carolyn Forche is 27 when a mysterious stranger calling himself Leonel appears on her doorstep, having driven direct from El Salvador. A friend has heard rumours about who he might be - a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer - but nobody seems to know for certain.Captivated for reasons she doesn't fully understand, she accepts his invitation to visit and learn about his country, and becomes enmeshed in the early stages of a civil war which will see a state turn death squads on its own people and over 100,000 dead.Told across peasant shanties, retired generals' grand homes, protest marches and safe houses on the run, this is the powerful true story of a woman's radical act of empathy and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who will change the course of her life.

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Author's Bio

Carolyn ForchA is an American poet, editor, translator and human rights activist. Her honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement and three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2017, she became one of the first two poets ever to receive the Windham-Campbell Prize. ForchA is a University Professor at Georgetown University.

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