“We sat in gloomy silence as our taxi wound around 8,000-foot-high mountains from the southwestern city of Pasto to the airport for our one-hour flight home to Bogotá. The sun seemed too bright, the mountains too lush.”
Read an excerpt from Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence this week on Utne Reader. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread of Colombia’s human rights crises: forced displacement. Speakers recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives. In the piece, Los Desplazados: Survive Against the Odds, Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening describe their work collecting the narratives in Throwing Stones at the Moon. To read the full excerpt, click here.
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