The Little School by Alicia Partnoy
Tales of Disappearance and Survival

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One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared," Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment in Argentina in the 1970s. Told in a series of tales that resound in memory like parables, The Little School is proof of the resilience of the human spirit and the healing powers of art.

This second edition features a revised introduction by the author and a preface by Julia Alvarez.

About Alicia Partnoy

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ALICIA PARTNOY has presented testimony on human rights violations to the United Nations, the Organization of American States, Amnesty International, and human rights organizations in Argentina. She has lectured at universities throughout the United States, where The Little School has been used extensively as a text in classrooms. She teaches at Loyola University in Los Angeles. Julia Alvarez is the author of nineteen books, including the novels "How the Garci a Girls Lost Their Accents" and "In the Time of the Butterflies." A writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, she and her husband, Bill Eichner, established and founded Alta Gracia, an organic coffee farm-literacy arts center, in her homeland, the Dominican Republic.
Published September 1, 1998 by Cleis Press. 136 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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