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His Hands Were Gentle: Selected Lyrics of Victor Jara (English and Spanish Edition)

This book is about Victor Jara
Delve into the poignant world of Victor Jara, a luminary in the realms of activism and music, through "His Hands Were Gentle: Selected Lyrics of Victor Jara (English and Spanish Edition)." Published on September 16, 2014, this bilingual collection spans the evocative lyrics of Jara's early songs like 'El arado' to his final verses penned in 'Estadio Chile' before his tragic execution. Jara's lyrics are a powerful testament to his roots in the peasantry, his commitment to socialist ideals, and his extraordinary talent as a poetic balladeer. The translations, crafted by notable translators including Martín Espada and Joan Jara, bridge language barriers and bring to life Jara’s fervent advocacy for racial and economic justice. Perfect for high school students, this book not only enriches understanding of Latin American history but also ignites a passion for standing against injustice. His story encourages readers to reflect on how one’s art can profoundly resonate in the fight for social change.
Published by Smokestack Books on September 16, 2014
84 pages
ISBN: 9780956814418
Best for readers in High School
This book provides valuable insights into Economic Justice and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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