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Eduardo Galeano Interview

A video interview with Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano:

Marx and the Bible. These two marked me for ever.
They are my two fingerprints.

The interview is conducted by Columbia University journalism professor John Dinges on the C-Span Video Library.

Galeano talks about his book Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, in which he tells a history of the world through 600 brief stories of human adversity, focusing on people often ignored by history.

Galeano reads several passages from the book.

They also discuss Galeano’s 1971 book, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, which Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez gave to President Obama during the Fifth Summit of the Americas in April 2009.

Other subjects covered include Galeano’s life and career, including military regimes, book bans, and repression.

The interview is one hour long; but it goes fast.

One Response to “Eduardo Galeano Interview”

  1. Sara Knullkontakt says:

    I thought the interview was really interesting! When i watched it didn’t feel lika an hour at all, because it was so interesting! Good post!

    jb says: Yes, I felt the same way, Sara. It could easily have gone on longer for me.