Book launch: 'The Surrendered' by José Carlos Agüero (Duke University Press, 2021)
29 April 2021, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Much more than a memoir, 'The Surrendered' is a disarming and moving consideration of what forgiveness and justice might mean in the face of hate.
This event is free.
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UCL Institute of the Americas
When Peruvian public intellectual José Carlos Agüero was a child, the government imprisoned and executed his parents, who were members of Shining Path. In The Surrendered—originally published in Spanish in 2015 and appearing here in English for the first time—Agüero reflects on his parents' militancy and the violence and aftermath of Peru's internal armed conflict. He examines his parents' radicalization, their lives as guerrillas, and his tumultuous childhood, which was spent in fear of being captured or killed, while grappling with the complexities of public memory, ethics and responsibility, human rights, and reconciliation. Much more than a memoir, The Surrendered is a disarming and moving consideration of what forgiveness and justice might mean in the face of hate. This edition includes an editor's introduction, a timeline of the Peruvian conflict, and an extensive interview with the author. Details here.
Professor Charles Walker, University of California Davis
Professor Michael Lazzara, University of California Davis
Professor Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths College
Discount code CSV21SURR courtesy of CAP Combined Academic Publishers
Book cover ©Duke University Press