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A gripping first-person account, by one of the most distinguished and prolific Mexican writers of all time, 68 tells of the Tlatelolco massacre of student protestors in Mexico City in the fall of 1968. Taibo’s work here is to salvage the truth of what happened on the night of October 2 and in the preceding months, drawing on notes he made at the time, and on memory. At least two hundred students were shot dead by government troops, and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean, the murder "disappeared." With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."

Paco Taibo’s numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize, and The Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevera.

Also available in Spanish: 1-58322-600-1

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A famed writer turns his pen to an infamous episode of "disappeared" Mexican history.

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Born in Gijón, Spain, PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.

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On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971.

Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery.

With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."

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Lucy Grommet, April 15, 2014 (view all comments by Lucy Grommet)
"68" walks through the 1968 Mexico City student uprising which sought basic democratic changes.
If you have been part of a social justice movement anywhere, any time, any issue, this book is for you. If you have not, this is a good place to start thinking about it.
"68" is a bold, beautiful, funny, tragic narrative. Mr. Taibo is now high on my find-and-read list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226087
Translator:
Nicholson-Smith, Donald
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Nicholson-Smith, Donald
Author:
Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Author:
Taibo, Paco
Author:
Taibo II, Paco Ignacio
Author:
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II
Author:
Nicolson-Smith, Donald
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Student movements - Mexico - History -
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 7.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
A famed writer turns his pen to an infamous episode of "disappeared" Mexican history.
"Synopsis" by , Born in Gijón, Spain, PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.
"Synopsis" by , On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971.

Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery.

With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."

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