Immediate Release 1 April 2013 KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO “Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History” Hosted by Miguel Guerrero Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501…
1 April 2013
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO
“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland
$15 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/371186 :: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores ($18 door)
Information: www.kpfa.org/events Benefits KPFA wheelchair access
Co-Sponsored by: Global Exchange, KPOO – Pájaro Latinoamericano, La Peña Cultural Center, Mission Cultural Center, Radio Bilingüe
Eduardo Galeano is the world-renowned Uruguayan author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, The Book of Embraces, and many other masterworks. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave his Open Veins of Latin America to President Obama when they first met, sending 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, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez.
Galeano’s new work unfurls like a medieval book of days. Each page has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map. Beautifully translated by Galeano’s longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a great humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember.