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Flight from Chile: Voices of Exile

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Publisher Comments:

The first oral history of those who fled the brutality unleashed by the coup over twenty-five years ago.

Book News Annotation:

Over the course of 15 years beginning after General Pinochet's coup in September 1973, 200,000 Chileans sought exile in nearly 140 countries. The context of this history is described, followed by the oral testimonies (translated by Irene Hodgson) of many who fled.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Mass arrests, torture, and executions followed General Pinochet's coup on September 11, 1973. Almost immediately people began fleeing Chile, and over the next fifteen years some 200,000 Chileans sought exile in nearly 140 countries. Out of their anguish and anger comes the first oral history, or testimonies, of their fractured lives.

Many who fled had been tortured, and they clung to the principle that the dictatorship was an evil that had to be destroyed. But their zeal and solidarity with other refugees often failed to sustain families, and the majority of marriages collapsed and children often lost interest in their native land and culture. After civilian rule emerged in 1989, many returning exiles felt estranged from a homeland forever changed.

A compelling and moving account.???Marjorie Agos???n, author of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile, 1974-1994

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826319579
Subtitle:
Voices of Exile
Other:
Wright, Thomas
Author:
O'Nate, Rody
Author:
Ofiate, Rody
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Interviews
Subject:
Social adjustment
Subject:
Political refugees -- Chile -- Interviews.
Subject:
Chileans -- Foreign countries -- Politics and government.
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
259
Dimensions:
9.03x6.22x.73 in. .91 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Latin America » Chile
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
History and Social Science » World History » South America

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Product details 259 pages University of New Mexico Press - English 9780826319579 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Mass arrests, torture, and executions followed General Pinochet's coup on September 11, 1973. Almost immediately people began fleeing Chile, and over the next fifteen years some 200,000 Chileans sought exile in nearly 140 countries. Out of their anguish and anger comes the first oral history, or testimonies, of their fractured lives.

Many who fled had been tortured, and they clung to the principle that the dictatorship was an evil that had to be destroyed. But their zeal and solidarity with other refugees often failed to sustain families, and the majority of marriages collapsed and children often lost interest in their native land and culture. After civilian rule emerged in 1989, many returning exiles felt estranged from a homeland forever changed.

A compelling and moving account.???Marjorie Agos???n, author of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile, 1974-1994

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