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GuerrillaReads No. 27

Victor Cass is police officer by day, writer and artist by night. In his book Telenovela, he explores the lives of Lorena and Miriya, two women who (it seems) couldn’t be any more different from each other. Perhaps Cass’s own multifaceted life gave him insight into how opposites can be not-so-opposite after all.

Here Cass reads an excerpt from the book. Recorded at the Latino Book and Family Festival in October.


GuerrillaReads No. 23

Alicia Partnoy is a human rights activist, poet, translator and scholar.

A political activist in Argentina in the 1970s, she is a survivor of the secret detention camps where more than 30,000 people “disappeared” from her country. Her testimony before the Argentine Commission for the Investigation of Disappearances, entitled “Nunca Más,” became a bestseller when it was published in 1984. She is perhaps best known as the author of The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival.

In this guerrilla reading, Partnoy reads from her book of poetry, Little Low Flying / Volando Bajito (translated by Gail Wronsky).

Learn more about Partnoy and her work.