AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

Latin America, the country–through Gabo’s eyes

'... Around the 1940’s, Giovanni Papini declared that Latin America had not provided anything to humanity, not even a saint, as if that was not good enough. He was wrong, because we did have Santa Rosa de Lima, but he didn’t count her, maybe because she was a woman. His assertion illustrated precisely the idea that Europeans...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

‘Mandela Is Saying Goodbye’

I strongly recommend reading the Chilean American writer, Ariel Dorfman’s Mandela Lecture–reproduced in The Nation Magazine in late January–that also doubles as a review of Mandela’s new memoir “Conversations With A MythMyself.” (For one it gets the...