My Colombian War
A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind
By (author) Silvana Paternostro
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My Colombian War by Silvana Paternostro
Book Description"Intimate, emotion-saturated portrait . . . the flavors and the colors are vivid . . . [A] compelling picture of contemporary Colombia and the roots of its problems . . . a gift for the rest of us." William Grimes, "The New York Times"Growing up in the coastal city of Barranquilla, Colombia, Silvana Paternostro enjoyed a privileged childhood, a comfortable existence marred only briefly by fleeting encounters with the social inequalities and burgeoning drug trade that threatened the country's security. Soon, however, these shadowy threats intensified, boiling over into the most violent, most protracted, and most misunderstood civil war of our time.In "My Colombian War," Paternostro, now an acclaimed reporter, journeys back to the place where her family and closest friends still live, weaving authentic experience into a history of this ongoing conflict. Drawing on interviews with family members, rebel and paramilitary leaders, and a singular young American marine named Charlie, Paternostro portrays all sides of the conflict. Blending superb reportage with poignant personal stories, she offers a stunning, comprehensive narrative of Colombia's complicated past and present."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805088601
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Silvana Paternostro
Silvana Paternostro is a Colombian-born journalist. Her articles have appeared in "The New York Times Magazine," "The Washington Post," and "Time," among other publications, and she is the author of "In the Land of God and Man," a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. In 1999 she was selected by Time/CNN as one of the fifty Latin American leaders for the millennium. A senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, Paternostro lives in New York City.
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