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Before he was one of international literature’s most revered figures, Paco Ignacio Taibo II was a student militant who participated in a series of protests in Mexico City during the summer of 1968 that culminated in a government-sanctioned massacre of the demonstrators. Paco, with his trademark irreverent and anti-establishment prose, captures the spirit of the 1968 Mexican student movement in this memoir. Not only is this book a brutal and harrowing narrative of events, it is also a tender depiction of the “Movement” and of what it means to be an idealistic and progressive revolutionary during times of repression and fear.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781609808495
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 29th, 2019

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Borne from a collaboration between two people who are exemplary in their respective fields, writer Teju Cole and photographer Fazal Sheikh has created a book that speaks against the perennial human problem: our unfounded xenophobia and prejudice against the “other”, the foreigner, the refugee. Cole and Sheikh, by using the words of the former and in the photographs of the latter, has created a rallying cry against the troubling increase of discrimination and hate against people who are displaced from their homes either by war or by the restructuring of national borders and the reinforcement of ethnic divisions. 

 

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By Fazal Sheikh (Photographer), Teju Cole (Introduction by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9783958295681
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Published: Steidl - April 23rd, 2019

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Released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square Protests, Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dystopian satire of the near future where the Chinese government seeks to replace the private dreams of the Chinese people with the collective and state-sanctioned dream of the Chinese government. Ma Daode, the corrupt bureacrat at the center of the novel, is the person responsible for this monumental task and, as he fully commits himself to the cause, his begins losing grip with his sanity. China Dream is a searing critique against a government hellbent on the total control of their population at the cost of its rich history.

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By Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781640092402
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

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