This Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 PM, the Belmont Library will be hosting Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening, the editors of Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence. A wine and cheese reception will precede the event and a book selling and signing will follow.
About the Book
For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own armed forces. Civilians in Colombia face a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances, and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread consequence of Colombia’s human rights crisis: forced displacement. Narrators recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives.
Voice of Witness Series
Throwing Stones at the Moon is the tenth book in the Voice of Witness book series. Voice of Witness is a nonprofit series published by McSweeney’s that illuminates contemporary human rights crises through oral history storytelling. Check out one of the books in the series at your library today.
- Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
- Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
- Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives
- Out of Exile: The Abducted and Displaced People of the Sudan
- Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives
- Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post- 9/11 Injustice
- Inside this Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons
Stephanie C hopes to see you at the Belmont Library on Sunday September 23 at 3:00 PM. She is currently writing a paper about library and information services in Colombia and is really interested in hearing from Max and Sibylla!