For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country's own armed forces. Civilians in Colombia face a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances an'd rape-and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread consequence of Colombia's human rights crisis: forced displacement. Narrators recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives. Among the narrators:
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About the Author
Sibylla Brodzinsky has spent more than twenty years writing about Latin American politics, human rights, and social issues. She is a freelance journalist in Colombia, contributing regularly to The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Guardian.
Max Schoening is a researcher and writer on human rights in Colombia. He contributed research to Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict, a forthcoming photography book documenting the history of the Colombian conflict by Stephen Ferry.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderful but haunting stories This book is wonderfully researched, full of individual traumas that we cannot comprehend here in the US. This book, in conjunction with President Uribe's book, puts the Colombian conflict and the necessary policy responses into context. One comes away with admiration for the daily courage that Colombians had to exhibit through the bad years. I highly recommend this book just for the stories of overcoming daily tragedy and also for those wanting a better understanding of the Colombian experience.