When Rains Became Floods

When Rains Became Floods is the gripping autobiography of Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez, who as a child soldier fought for both the Peruvian guerrilla insurgency Shining Path and the Peruvian military.

Author: Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822358510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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When Rains Became Floods is the gripping autobiography of Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez, who as a child soldier fought for both the Peruvian guerrilla insurgency Shining Path and the Peruvian military. After escaping the conflict, he became a Franciscan priest and is now an anthropologist. Gavilán Sánchez's words mark otherwise forgotten acts of brutality and kindness, moments of misery and despair as well as solidarity and love.

When Rains Became Floods

The first drops gave us hope for life, for social justice. But the rains lasted longer and longer. And fear appeared, because the water began to destroy and clean away “all that was old.” And so we began to live the “flood ...

Author: Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822371448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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When Rains Became Floods is the gripping autobiography of Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez, who as a child soldier fought for both the Peruvian guerrilla insurgency Shining Path and the Peruvian military. After escaping the conflict, he became a Franciscan priest and is now an anthropologist. Gavilán Sánchez's words mark otherwise forgotten acts of brutality and kindness, moments of misery and despair as well as solidarity and love.


State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism (documentary), at https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WC1hAJOi6BE (accessed on 18 January 2018); Gavilán Sánchez, When Rains Became Floods, 55. Orin Starn, Carlos Iván Degregori and Robin Kirk, eds, ...

Author: Julia Lovell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448156319

Category: History

Page: 624

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‘A landmark work giving a global panorama of Mao's ideology filled with historic events and enlivened by striking characters’ Jonathan Fenby, author of The Penguin History of China Since the 1980s, China seems to have abandoned the utopian turmoil of Mao’s revolution in favour of authoritarian capitalism. But Mao and his ideas remain central to the People’s Republic. With disagreements between China and the West on the rise, the need to understand the political legacy of Mao is urgent and growing. A crucial motor of the Cold War: Maoism shaped the course of the Vietnam War and brought to power the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia; it aided anti-colonial resistance movements in Africa; it inspired terrorism in Germany and Italy, and wars and insurgencies in Peru, India and Nepal, some of which are still with us today. Starting with the birth of Mao’s revolution in northwest China in the 1930s and concluding with its violent afterlives in South Asia and resurgence in the People’s Republic today, Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy. 'Wonderful' Andrew Marr, New Statesman

Conflicted Memory

Gavilán, When Rains Became Floods, 2. Further citations of this work are given parenthetically in text. 46. Degregori wrote in the endnotes to his prologue that Gavilán's case was not unique (107n5). Indeed, Gavilán's own brother ...

Author: Cynthia E. Milton

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299315002

Category: History

Page: 296

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Reveals and analyzes how Peru's military elite have engaged in a cultural campaign--via memoirs, novels, films, museums--to shift public memory and debate about the nation's recent violent conflict and their part in it.

The Shining Path Love Madness and Revolution in the Andes

... We base these details on Gavilán's superb memoir, When Rains Became Floods, beautifully translated by Margaret Randall, as well as our multiple conversations with Gavilán. Gonzalo brought the light: Ibid., 26. an old man: Ibid., 12.

Author: Orin Starn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292819

Category: History

Page: 384

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A narrative history of the unlikely Maoist rebellion that terrorized Peru even after the fall of global Communism. On May 17, 1980, on the eve of Peru’s presidential election, five masked men stormed a small town in the Andean heartland. They set election ballots ablaze and vanished into the night, but not before planting a red hammer-and-sickle banner in the town square. The lone man arrested the next morning later swore allegiance to a group called Shining Path. The tale of how this ferocious group of guerrilla insurgents launched a decade-long reign of terror, and how brave police investigators and journalists brought it to justice, may be the most compelling chapter in modern Latin American history, but the full story has never been told. Described by a U.S. State Department cable as “cold-blooded and bestial,” Shining Path orchestrated bombings, assassinations, and massacres across the cities, countryside, and jungles of Peru in a murderous campaign to seize power and impose a Communist government. At its helm was the professor-turned-revolutionary Abimael Guzmán, who launched his single-minded insurrection alongside two women: his charismatic young wife, Augusta La Torre, and the formidable Elena Iparraguirre, who married Guzmán soon after Augusta’s mysterious death. Their fanatical devotion to an outmoded and dogmatic ideology, and the military’s bloody response, led to the death of nearly 70,000 Peruvians. Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna’s narrative history of Shining Path is both panoramic and intimate, set against the socioeconomic upheavals of Peru’s rocky transition from military dictatorship to elected democracy. They take readers deep into the heart of the rebellion, and the lives and country it nearly destroyed. We hear the voices of the mountain villagers who organized a fierce rural resistance, and meet the irrepressible black activist María Elena Moyano and the Nobel Prize–winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who each fought to end the bloodshed. Deftly written, The Shining Path is an exquisitely detailed account of a little-remembered war that must never be forgotten.

Memories before the State

When Rains Became Floods: A Child Soldier's Story. Translated by Margaret Randall. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. González, Olga M. 2011. Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Author: Joseph P. Feldman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978809557

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Memories before the State examines the discussions and debates surrounding the creation of the Place of Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion (LUM), a national museum in Peru that memorializes the country’s internal armed conflict of the 1980s and 1990s. Emerging from a German donation that the Peruvian government initially rejected, the Lima-based museum project experienced delays, leadership changes, and limited institutional support as planners and staff devised strategies that aligned the LUM with a new class of globalized memorial museums and responded to political realities of the country’s postwar landscape. The book analyzes forms of authority that emerge as an official institution seeks to incorporate and manage diverse perspectives on recent violence.

Twentieth Century Guerrilla Movements in Latin America

When Rains Became Floods: A Child Soldier's Story. Translated by Margaret Randall. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. Guzmán Reynoso, Abimael, and Luis Arce Borja. Guerra popular en el Perú: El pensamiento Gonzalo.

Author: Fernando Herrera Calderón

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910311

Category: History

Page: 217

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Twentieth Century Guerrilla Movements in Latin America: A Primary Source History collects political writings on human rights, social injustice, class struggle, anti-imperialism, national liberation, and many other topics penned by urban and rural guerrilla movements. In the second half of the twentieth century, Latin America experienced a mass wave of armed revolutionary movements determined to overthrow oppressive regimes and eliminate economic exploitation and social injustices. After years of civil resistance, and having exhausted all peaceful avenues, thousands of working-class people, peasants, professions, intellectuals, clergymen, students, and teachers formed dozens of guerrilla movements. Fernando Herrera Calderón presents important political writings, some translated into English here for the first time, that serve to counteract the government propaganda that often overshadowed the intellectual side of revolutionary endeavors. These texts come from Latin American countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and many more. The book will be indispensable to anyone teaching or studying revolutions in modern Latin American history.

The Wind Traveler

Books such as Memoria y batallas en nombre de los inocentes, by Ernesto de la Jara; Entre prójimos, by Kimberley Theidon, and When Rains Became Floods: A Child Soldier's Story, by Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez (translated by Margaret Randall), ...

Author: Alonso Cueto

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477317740

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The Wind Traveler showcases the mesmerizing storytelling of Alonso Cueto at the top of his career. At the heart of his latest work is a seemingly ordinary man named Ángel, who sells kitchenware at a store in Lima. In the early 1990s, he had served as an army soldier, engaging in brutal acts whose aftermath still reverberates. He is forced to reckon with his past when a woman he was instructed to kill enters the store and buys a few items. How can she still be alive? What's more, how can she not recognize Ángel? Remarkably, she asks him to deliver her purchases to her house. From this moment, Ángel feels compelled to make amends through any means necessary, even if it requires sacrificing his life of quiet retirement. A stirring tribute to the wounded souls who yearn to make peace with the past, The Wind Traveler offers a new vision of the fragile human connections that sustain a deeply fractured world.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Lima/Mexico-City: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Universidad Iberoamericana, 2012 [When Rains Became Floods. A Child Soldier's Story. Trans. Margaret Randall. Durham/London: Duke University Press, 2015]. Guevara, Ernesto Che.

Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110381486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2220

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Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

The My Dearest Letters

His rains became floods, As she could hold none more, And her rivers burst forth, With a deafening roar. Then with earthquakes they shook, As they traveled her land, 'Til darkness overcame her, Exhausted in his hands.

Author: Rodger Morrison

Publisher: Rodger Morrison

ISBN: 1932373292

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Captivated by the beauty of a woman in a time when courtship was taboo. William uses the only means available to make the wooman he has fallen in love with aware of his affections--he writes her letters. Set in the 1800's, this collection of letters will inspire the hopeless romantic in you.