The powerful story of a young poet who becomes an activist through a trial by fireWhat You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman's radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life.Carolyn Forch is twenty-seven when the mysterious stranger appears on her doorstep. The relative of a friend, he is a charming polymath with a mind as seemingly disordered as it is brilliant. She's heard rumors from her friend about who he might be: a lone wolf, a communist, a CIA operative, a sharpshooter, a revolutionary, a small coffee farmer, but according to her, no one seemed to know for certain. He has driven from El Salvador to invite Forch to visit and learn about his country. Captivated for reasons she doesn't fully understand, she accepts and be...
|Title||:||What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Reviews
One of my favorite poets ,Carolyn Forche, has written an incredible account of her years of involvement with El Salvador. Courageously lived, passionately experienced, amd beautifully written.
Forché, a poet invited to bear witness to the events evolving in El Salvador during the seventies onwards: the Resistance, the brutal and savage repression by the military, and the plight of all from Church figures to campesinos. Death squads. Young men recruited with the promise of highly specialized military careers and the benefits of such to find they walked into a trap; there is no escape. Quick death is the best hope.
"What am I trying to say with these declarations? What can be done with...more
Forche is a phenomenal poet, and her poetry has long hinted at a raucous and rebellious life lived just beyond the margins, just out of sight of an ordinary existence. This is the story of that life, written with the poet's eye and ear for stark detail and with a born storyteller's narrative instinct.
Immerse yourself in this woman's life. It will change the way you live your own.