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The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth

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The searing memoir of an American nun, her torture in Guatemala, her campaign to reveal the truth, and her struggle to heal.

In 1989, while working as a missionary in Guatemala, Sister Dianna Ortiz, an American Ursuline, was abducted by security forces and brutally tortured. Her case attracted international attention — not because it was so unusual, but because she escaped to reveal the details, and because of the explosive charge that the man who intervened with her captors, a mysterious "Alejandro," may have had connections with the U.S. Embassy.

In this haunting memoir, Ortiz offers an unforgettable portrait of the psychological and spiritual impact of torture. Her efforts to publicize her case and to uncover the truth in the face of official stonewalling, lies, and slander, is a portrait of courage and stubborn hope. But it is also a story of faith, friendship, and the quest to prove that at the core of the human spirit there is a force stronger than violence and fear.

Review:

"Sister Dianna's story will interest anyone wishing to understand how rape and torture break down the human spirit, and how it is possible to survive such assaults. Students of political science will also find this book intriguing." June Pulliam, Booklist

Review:

"This is a powerful story and Ortiz...is a strong writer, but the avalanche of detail will confuse readers, and material such as the text of speeches and memos could have been included in an appendix. But Ortiz's determination to tell the truth in spite of ongoing threats and her own fear makes this book, despite its flaws, impossible to dismiss." Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570754357
Subtitle:
My Journey from Torture to Truth
With:
Davis, Patricia
With:
Davis, Patricia
Author:
Ortiz, Dianna
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Location:
Maryknoll, N.Y.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Nuns
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
66
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
484
Dimensions:
9.48x6.36x1.44 in. 2.08 lbs.

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Product details 484 pages Orbis Books - English 9781570754357 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sister Dianna's story will interest anyone wishing to understand how rape and torture break down the human spirit, and how it is possible to survive such assaults. Students of political science will also find this book intriguing."
"Review" by , "This is a powerful story and Ortiz...is a strong writer, but the avalanche of detail will confuse readers, and material such as the text of speeches and memos could have been included in an appendix. But Ortiz's determination to tell the truth in spite of ongoing threats and her own fear makes this book, despite its flaws, impossible to dismiss."
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