The Surrendered: Reflections by a Son of Shining Path (Paperback)

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When Peruvian public intellectual Jos Carlos Ag ero was a child, the government imprisoned and executed his parents, who were members of Shining Path. In The Surrendered-originally published in Spanish in 2015 and appearing here in English for the first time-Ag ero reflects on his parents' militancy and the violence and aftermath of Peru's internal armed conflict. He examines his parents' radicalization, their lives as guerrillas, and his tumultuous childhood, which was spent in fear of being captured or killed, while grappling with the complexities of public memory, ethics and responsibility, human rights, and reconciliation. Much more than a memoir, The Surrendered is a disarming and moving consideration of what forgiveness and justice might mean in the face of hate. This edition includes an editors' introduction, a timeline of the Peruvian conflict, and an extensive interview with the author.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781478011651
ISBN-10: 1478011653
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English