Oblivion: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Short Description for Oblivion "An account of the author's father: a Colombian doctor who fought against oppression and social inequality and who was murdered by paramilitaries in 1987"--
- Published: 14 May 2013
- Format: Paperback 263 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780374533939 ISBN 10: 0374533938
- Sales rank: 304,086
Full description for Oblivion
"An irreplaceable testimony of the struggle for democracy and tolerance in Latin America." "--El Pais " Hector Abad's "Oblivion "is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Hector Abad Gomez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods in Latin America's recent history.