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Eduardo Galeano: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Date Friday June 12
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston
Berkeley Arts & Letters + KPFA Radio + University Press Books
present
An Evening with Eduardo Galeano
with his new book, Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Friday, June 12, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, near Durant, Berkeley Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door,
students with ID $8 at door only
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/64307 phone order: 800-838.3006
Black Oak Books, Booksmith, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Modern Times, Pendragon,
University Press Books, Walden Pond

Event benefits KPFA Radio
Information: http://www.kpfa.org/events or 510.848.6767x611

EDUARDO GALEANO
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

On first meeting President Obama recently, President Hugo Chavez gave him a copy of The Open Veins of Latin America, a brilliant book written twenty years ago by Eduardo Galeano. This news sent the book overnight to #2 on Amazon's bestseller list.

One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, and many other works. Born in Montevideo, in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for many years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical music composers from all over the world. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. He has just been awarded “The Outstanding Citizen of the South,” a new prize awarded by the Common Market of the South. His admirers include Isabel Allende, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Ariel Dorfman, Arundhati Roy, Sandra Cisneros, Mike Davis, Studs Terkel, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez.

Mirrors is a history of the human adventure distilled into potent, lyrical morsels, timeless stories boiled down to their poetic essence. Galeano calls it his “most ambitious project since Memory of Fire,” the landmark recreation of 500 years in the Americas. In Mirrors, his canvas widens to take in 5,000 years of history and the breadth of the world in portraits of “thinkers and the feelers, the curious, the condemned for asking, rebels and losers and lovely lunatics who were and are the salt of the earth

KPFA believes Eduardo deserves, and will eventually get, the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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