IA Events

Book Launch: 'The Paraguay Reader'

Publication date: May 10, 2013 3:17:23 PM

Start: Jun 4, 2013 7:00:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ


UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA)
gladly hosts the launch of this book, co-edited by Peter Lambert and Andrew Nickson.

Hemmed in by the vast, arid Chaco to the west and, for most of its history, impenetrable jungles to the east, Paraguay has been defined largely by its isolation. Partly as a result, there has been a dearth of serious scholarship or journalism about the country.

Going a long way toward redressing this lack of information and analysis, The Paraguay Reader is a lively compilation of testimonies, journalism, scholarship, political tracts, literature, and illustrations, including maps, photographs, paintings, drawings, and advertisements. Taken together, the anthology's many selections convey the country's extraordinarily rich history and cultural heritage, as well as the realities of its struggles against underdevelopment, foreign intervention, poverty, inequality, and authoritarianism.

You are also warmly invited to the talk on the 2013 Paraguay elections, to be delivered by the authors, starting at 17:30. Attendance to both events is free of charge, but registration is required. One registration gives you access to both events.