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My Colombian War

A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind

by Silvana Paternostro

  • 65 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Henry Holt and Co. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Latin America - South America,
  • Revolutionary,
  • History / South America,
  • 1974-,
  • Colombia,
  • Description and travel,
  • Paternostro, Silvana,
  • Travel

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7933034M
    ISBN 100805076050
    ISBN 109780805076059
    OCLC/WorldCa77270458

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My Colombian War by Silvana Paternostro Download PDF EPUB FB2

Colombian journalist Paternostro's autobiography chronicles two wars: the bloody, decades-long battle between leftist rebels and the Colombian government and the author's own struggle to embrace her Colombian identity while making a life for herself in the U.S.

Raised in a privileged, conservative household in the Colombian coastal town of Barranquilla, Paternostro moved to the U.S.

to My Colombian War book 4/5(14). My Colombian War offers not only insight into the troubled legacy of Colombia, but presents a beautiful portrait of a woman's heartbreaking journey to understand the meaning of home.” ― Danielle Trussoni, author of Falling Through the Earth4/5(14).

My Colombian War is is an extremely informative and insightful journal about Ms. Paternostro's (former) homeland. I didn't find it disorganized at all as another reviewer commented.

I didn't find it disorganized at all as another reviewer commented/5(16). In My Colombian War, Paternostro journeys back to the place where her family and her closest friends still live, weaving authentic experience into a history of this ongoing conflict.

Through interviews she allows us to witness the treacherous war zone that Colombia has become, projected on the daily lives of.

Although the author left the country in the turbulent s, her identity now as much American as Latin, Colombia haunts her as she stares every morning at a map and imagines it as a corporal entity, assigning a divided body part to each of the country’s disparate regions.

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