". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, January 18, 2008

Barranquilla, Colombia

An article about Vaquero here, reporting from the Arts Festival that has brought Caribbeanists and Latin American arts people from all over the Spanish-speaking hemisphere. It's running along with the city's Carnaval.

Ladies of the city arriving at the hotel to celebrate their Carnaval costumes.

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

It's time to bring out a copy of 100 Years of Solitude.