English Translation of: Marcial Molina Richer's The Word of the Dead or Ayacucho Ninth Hour.
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“The Word of the Dead or Ayacucho in the Ninth Hour” bears witness to the violent internal war between the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and government forces that shook Peru, and the region of Ayacucho—the epicenter of the conflict—in particular, in the 1980’s (the violence waged through the 90s). Richter is considered an important and courageous intellectual for having published his work during an era known by locals as “manchay tiempo,” a quechua phrase meaning “time of fear.” His critique of the violence led to his capture, upon which he suffered psychological torture and witnessed other acts of cruelty by military forces."
-From a press release of St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The book is currently only available for purchase in Peru.
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Ballesteros, J. R. and Bayers, Leslie, "English Translation of: Marcial Molina Richer's The Word of the Dead or Ayacucho Ninth Hour." (2012). Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Books and Book Chapters. 21.
Original work published in 1991.