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Rest in Power, Eduardo Galeano April 16, 2015

Posted by rogerhollander in Art, Literature and Culture, Latin America.
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Posted on April 13, 2015 by chrmaria

 

 
Dedicated to The Nobodies
The nobodies: the sons of no one, the owners of nothing.
Who don’t speak languages, but rather dialects.
Who don’t follow religions, but rather superstitions.
Who don’t make art, but rather crafts.
Who don’t practice culture, but rather folklore.
Who are not human, but rather human resources.
Who have no face but have arms.
Who have no name, but rather a number.
Who don’t appear in the universal history books,
but rather in the police pages of the local press.
The nobodies,
the ones who are worth less than the bullet that kills them.

losnadies

Los Nadies, by Eduardo Galeano

 

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1. Jeff Nguyen - April 17, 2015

I am embarrassed to admit I did not know of Eduardo Galeano until recently. In the minds of the somebodies, we are all worth “less than the bullets” needed to kill us. Peace and solidarity to all readers.

2. Jeff Nguyen - April 17, 2015

Reblogged this on Deconstructing Myths and commented:
I am embarrassed to admit I did not know of Eduardo Galeano until recently. In the minds of the somebodies, we are all worth “less than the bullets” needed to kill us. Peace and solidarity to all readers.

Jeff Nguyen - April 17, 2015

Sorry Roger, I meant to make that my reblog comment.


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