Memories of Paulo is a beautiful book, one that is enmeshed with humanity, humility and love, reflecting the life and work of Paulo Freire. Many of us know Freire through his writing and dissemination of ideas, which have gained currency over the past few decades in a number of circles around the world. But this book does not seek to offer a critique of Freire's work. Rather, what distinguishes this work is that it involves a diverse collection of scholars and friends, talking and writing about what and who Freire was. We learn that he lived his life in an exceptional way, human and humane, filled with moments that have touched a range of people from all walks of life. As powerful as his message was, this book brings to light the true meaning of radical love, and it is clear that he injected love into his life-journey. Filled with stories, anecdotes and memories of Paulo, the book makes one question the meaning of education, and of life. Memories of Paulo is nothing short of an abrazo from those who loved a man who touched so many. Through this text, we learn a great deal about Paulo Freire, his life and his work, and we also learn of the profound impact that he has made on so many.
Paul R. Carr
Youngstown State University
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