In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region, where she was abducted by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization in conflict with the government. She would spend the next six and a half years captive in the depths of the Colombian jungle. Even Silence Has an End is her deeply moving and personal account of that time. The facts of her story are astounding, but it is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this very special narrative-an intensely intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate reflection on what it really means to be human.
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In this culture, kidnapping is a common political tactic. Because of this prevalence, the books of Betancourt and Márquez may be first in a series of notable captivity narratives focused on Colombia. If so, Betancourt’s will take a prominent place in the series.Read Full Review of Even Silence Has an End: My S... | See more reviews from National Post arts
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