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Inhabiting Memory: Essays on Memory and Human Rights in the Americas book coverInhabiting Memory: Essays on Memory and Human Rights in the Americas

by Marjorie Agosín

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George Santayana's famous 1905 proclamation that "those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it" can be seen as a predictive indictment of the 20th and 21st centuries. Poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosín has spent her life making certain that we remember the atrocities of our recent past and honor those who fought against them. In Inhabiting Memory, she has gathered essays by scholars and writers—each an activist witness in his or her own way—that examine the relationship between traumatic historical events and the memories created by them, as well as the way memory is manipulated by the powerful to justify their own actions. Recognizing the impact such events have had upon both collective and individual memory, these essayists also recall hard times living through the McCarthy era and the AIDS epidemic, the effects of living in exile, and the bicultural reality of the U.S. border with Mexico. Contributors include Nancy Barra, Claudia Bernardi, Julio Cortázar, June Carolyn Erlick, Eduardo Galeano, Maria Rosa Lojo, Margaret Randall and Peter Winn.

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