SBCC Reads 2018: The Little School
- Learn more about Dr. Partnoy.
- Hear an interview with Dr. Partnoy from PoetryLA Interview Series.
- Watch a TEDtalk by Dr. Partnoy.
- God’s Assassins: State Terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s, by M. Patricia Marchak and William Marchak – 982.064 M315g
- Guerrillas and Generals: The “Dirty War” in Argentina, by Paul H. Lewis (eBook)
- Historical Dictionary of the “Dirty Wars,” by David R. Kohut and Olga Vilella (eBook)
- Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy: Chile and Argentina, 1990-2005, by Thomas C. Wright (eBook)
- Memory of the Argentina Disappearances: The Political History of Nunca Más, by Emilio A. Crenzel – 362.87 C915m 2012
- The Reappeared: Argentine Former Political Prisoners, by Rebekah Park (eBook)
- Searching for Life: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina, by Rita Arditti – 982.064 A676s
- State Terrorism in Latin America: Chile, Argentina, and International Human Rights, by Thomas C. Wright (eBook)
- Can Literature Promote Justice? Trauma Narrative and Social Action in Latin American Testimonio, by Kimberly Nance – 868 N176c
- “Testimonial Writing”, by Emil Volek, from the Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature (ebook)
- “Testimony”, by Bella Brodzki, from the Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms (eBook)
- Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro’s Gulag, by Armando Valladares and Andrew Hurley (eBook)
- Hear My Testimony: María Teresa Tula, Human Rights Activist of El Salvador, by María Teresa Tula and Lynn Stephen – 323.092 T917h
- I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, by Rigoberta Menchú and Elisabeth Burgos-Debray – 920.07281 M536m
- My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile, by Isabel Allende – 863 A432Pe
- Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number, by Jacobo Timerman – 365.45 T583p
- Surviving Mexico’s Dirty War: A Political Prisoner’s Memoir, by Alberto Ulloa Bornemann, Arthur Schmidt, and Aurora Camacho de Schmidt (eBook)
- Explore interdisciplinary issues sparked by the selected book through conversations, readings, displays, and other activities. Free copies of the book will distributed to interested students.
- Generate informed discussion of key issues by promoting the reading and discussion of books on the broad themes in the book.
- Focus on academic disciplines at SBCC which provide us with a broader understanding of the issues raised in the book.
- Create further campus appreciation of the library and the role it plays in education and research.
- Encourage the exchange of ideas in our community.
The Little School by Alicia Partnoy
Come hear a free reading and lecture by the author! You can even get your book signed! No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be held at SBCC.
About the Book
“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. Smuggled out and published anonymously, The Little School is Partnoy’s memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment.” Start Midnight, LLC – World
About the Author
“Alicia Partnoy is a survivor from the secret detention camps where about 30,000 people ‘disappeared’ in Argentina. She came to the US as a refugee, after three years as a political prisoner. A human rights activists and poet, she is best known for The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival. She presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors, an organization that brings survivors of state sponsored or tolerated violence to lecture at U.S. universities. She currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University.” From TEDx Talks
January 30: Free Book Giveaway
Luria Library gave out free copies of the book to interested students starting January 30. Though all the books have been taken, we will have a book donation basket to help others share the completed SBCC Reads book with other students.
March 20: Film Screening
“The Official Story” – A movie that documents the sudden realization of a middle class Argentinian woman that her adopted daughter might be a child of one of the disappeared in Argentina’s Dirty War of the 1970s.
Movie screening on Tuesday, March 20th, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in PE 218
Sponsored by the School of Modern Languages and the Spanish Club.
April 13: Author Talk and Reading
Alicia Partnoy will speak at SBCC on Friday, April 13 at noon in BC Forum. This event is co-sponsored by the Student Equity Committee and the SBCC School of Modern Languages. Refreshments and book signing afterward!
About La Guerra Sucia (the Dirty War) in Argentina, 1970s-80s
About the Genre of Testimonio, or Testimonial Literature
Books Similar to The Little School
Fictional Works Related to Argentina’s Dirty War
In collaboration with the School of Modern Languages and the Student Equity Committee Luria Library will be hosting a number of events and activities to explore the issues raised as we read The Little School together.
Purposes of SBCC Reads
Previous SBCC Reads Titles
In conjunction with UCSB, Westmont College, Antioch University and/or the Santa Barbara Public Library:
2017: Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea
2016: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
2015: Orange is the New Black, by Piper Kerman
2014: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, by Timothy Egan
2013: Moonwalking With Einstein, by Joshua Foer
2013: The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, part of the NEA Big Read
2012: Moby-Duck, by Donovan Hahn
2011: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
2010: Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario
2009: Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, part of the NEA Big Read
2009: Ethics for the New Millennium, by the Dalai Lama
2008: The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy, by Pietra Rivoli